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  • David
    March 14, 2012 - 13:31

    $1.2 million for an abandoned industrial site in need of clean-up, in a city that can hardly be described as one in acute need of waterfront expansion space (given that the existing, totally developed port has no traffic at all), and with no viable, near-term utilization anywhere on the horizon. Incredible deal. How taxpayer money is so haphazardly and easily spent....it's mind blowing, really.

  • Jack
    March 14, 2012 - 13:23

    Since Corner Brook is much closed to Belledune than Argentia, and there's no worry about going through French Waters and St. Pierre et Miquelon unlike Argentia, a ferry service from Belledune to Corner Brook is definitely more feasible and economical than such service to Argentia. Due to geographical considerations, I don't agree with Jackie Chow that a ferry service from Corner Brook to Belledune is not feasible. Geographically, economically, mathematically, and locally speaking, such service from Corner Brook to Belledune is definitely feasible as opposed to Argentia to Belledune. If Jackie Chow thinks otherwise, then she shouldn't be CEO of Corner Brook Port Corporation anymore.

  • Charles
    March 14, 2012 - 09:34

    M-March...what i said is true...Because there was no need for this plant to close. As for our MHA...I am sure ...I f our MHA had a good Ideas...And approach the owner...This plant still would be up and running today..Here is my question to you...what else can you manufacturer to go along with drywall...Those other products...would have creates more jobs in the area. And yes this plant would have been little more COMPETITIVE in the market place.

  • M
    March 14, 2012 - 08:28

    Come on Charles. All the gypsum plant needed was 'Leadership form our MHA'!!!! How about cheap labour, growing markets, and a private sector group to invest in the operation?? These are usually the most important factors involved with a successful exporting company. What you mean is that you want Provincial government revenues used to subsidize the plant and its workers. That model for manufacturing is mostly gone in western economies and slowly but surely it is disappearing in Newfoundland and Labrador. Thanks God!

  • Charles
    March 14, 2012 - 07:42

    That a shame...Because this plant...should have not been closes...all this plant needs was a little Leadership from our MHA...But we never had one...Once more we are bringing in products from some where else...go to show we as a people continue to make the same mistake...electing people...that bring us back in time. The long and short of it ...NO FORESIGHT