- June 21, 2012 - 22:35
this guy is a blowhard and thats it
- June 18, 2012 - 11:32
Joe Kruger makes millions of $$ profit each year off electricity here in NL and if he closes the mill (which I believe is what he is trying to do). Government MUST take all that electric power and profit from him and return it to the people of this province and put it into job creation here on the West Coast.
- June 13, 2012 - 08:20
Sorry Carol Ann Rogers...I have to agree with Christopher...Lease this young man is looking at the fill picture...Because the working poor...is paying for a enough...If the mill can't stand on it's own...close it down...No more taxpayers dollars
- June 17, 2012 - 11:50
Not sure I understand what is meant by the phrase "Lease this young man" from Scott's post.
- Christopher Chafe
- June 08, 2012 - 18:36
I know I am only still relatively young, but why should Government step in and be a life support to a private enterprise?
- Carol Ann rogers
- June 13, 2012 - 06:32
Christopher my young friend..it is to sustain the main source of employment in a town. If the government does not intervene in these situations then an entire workforce of that mill town will be out of work and out of the pension they paid into for all those years. A long term working relationship is sort of like a personal relationship. You give it your all for 20-30 years and you put money aside for when you retire and hope to relax maybe go south during the winter months when your in your 60's. But suddenly all your plans have changed because someone has made the decision to not give you your retirment money and you have to scrap your plans you worked for over the 30years. Not only that, you are now forced to find a job just to pay the light bill and buy food. The government is asked to get involved because these companies are regulated by the provinces government they get tax breaks to get set up in the first place, they make a profit, and roll out of town and roll into another town in another country where they get more tax breaks and earn more profit in the cycle of greed. I know at first glance it seems as if the government are bailing them out but its really an attempt to keep the workers in jobs so they can go the the local small grocery store in their home town and buy the normal things you buy each week, that money keeps that local store going, and the jobs of the people in that store and so on and so on. When a town/city has the majority of its people employed that town is recieving town/city tax payments that are used to repair roads, put up street lights, collect garbage and so on. A steady job not only helps that person but improves the community as a whole. Parents can afford to put their children into sports, hockey and soccor tournaments can be held. Enjoyable lives are lived. All of that is in jepordy if the government does not intervene when a company tries to get out of their responsibility to their workforce. Hope that makes the picture a bit clearer.
- June 08, 2012 - 17:26
I am a mill worker and am very interested obviously what cards the govt are holding. If the mill stays open and remains viable long term this would be good news. Negotiating a losing contract with concessions may happen but it would be awful that after the ink dries on the contract the mill shuts down anyway and the workers get screwed out of even more pension because we agreed to give them the extension on the payback. Hopefully, gerry byrne can make a little sense of the madness during the forum at pepsi centre sunday evening. Cheers
- June 08, 2012 - 21:43
cards.... You are going to die in your sleep in this fire because you went to bed still drunk on union moonshine.
- June 08, 2012 - 16:06
Unions are out of touch with their members. They get on with alot of non-job non-industry related stuff. Like supporting the NDP where most member are Conservative or getting involved in the abortion debate or supporting things like Occupy NL. Unions just try to make themselves busy to explain why they are taxing members pay cheques.
- work with government
- June 07, 2012 - 20:30
liberals and jokers like eddie joyce will have very very little with the outcome of mill at cbrook; work with government; how are liberals gonna work with government on this one; eddie please explain; joe kruger is waiting to meet with liberals and dwight ball for sure; didnt he stop into their opposition office on way out of meeting with Premier KD; i think not; PCs and Ted Blanchard rescued mill from closing in 1984/85 and PCs and Tom Marshall will do everything humanly possible to help stop this mill from closing; NOT eddie joyce; he's just chiming in; to get his political donation from Kruger for next election; except his cheque from CBPP is way way smaller than one Brian Tobin used to get; surprise surprise
- Rod from Curling
- June 07, 2012 - 10:39
This is entirely hilarious. Eddie Joyce heckling the NDP? Really? What Eddie is doing here is trying to make Bay of Islander's think that he is involved with saving this mill. Fact: He's not. I know this, I'm a former union member of the mill. What this story is really about is that they young candidate for the NDP in the last election put the fire to Eddie Joyce in a local debate, and sore loser Eddie Joyce wasn't able to get over it - cause eveyone from the Bay of Islands knows what Eddie Joyce is all about. Want to see the story? Here it is from the Western Star: http://www.thewesternstar.com/Election-2011/Local-news/2011-09-29/article-2762780/Candidate-forum-avenue-for-political-war/1 In particular read the last part of the story and you'll see the REAL Eddie Joyce. I was in the audience that night - Eddie was so unprofessional, even PC's were commenting on his behavior.
- June 07, 2012 - 19:06
Great link...that's Eddie alright. And yet, he got voted in as an MHA...again! People here are so stupid ---- (How stupid are they?) ----- People here are so stupid, you could dry cod in the deep end of the Nfld. gene pool.
- June 07, 2012 - 09:56
I hope there BULLYING tactics don't put a damper on Ms. Michael. Never saw or heard of so much bullying in my life. It's disgusting! They can even answer a question properly.
- Rob from Gambo
- June 07, 2012 - 09:38
After throwing $47 Million into the Mill, the Provincial Government should order Joe Kruger to pay back that money. If he can't, he should be taken over as a Co-op by the workers and government. That'll teach those corporate nutjobs what we in NL are willing to do when they try to force cuts to pensions.
- Grow Up and Do It Now
- June 07, 2012 - 08:40
Politicians acting like children when a corporation fails to live up to its obligations and gives the people a take it or leave it ultimatum. Those same people are the voters, so grow up and treat those workers and voters with respect Mr. Joyce. If you have a solution, let's hear it. If not, then shut up. We need a solution, not retarded badgering like you are doing.
- June 07, 2012 - 07:50
Eddie...Are you saying...if the Liberal was in power...Your party would just throw taxpayers money at this problem...Because if that what your saying...I feel sorry for NL...The province need leadership...to get us back on track...Sad thing about it...the liberal...don't have anyone to fill that place...People are losing jobs...going away to work...cold in there home...Why don't you and your party...present some ideas...how to build our province...
- Ron O'Brien
- June 07, 2012 - 07:26
NDP Michael is correct, it is unfair that the government is agreeing to withhold information and indirectly approving pressure on the union to settle or else approach, leaving the workers' in charge of the mill's future. It is NOT FITTING no matter how politically correct it is.
- June 07, 2012 - 07:25
If the only response to this potential economic crisis in Corner Brook by the Liberals are the heckling by a punch-drunk Eddy Joyce, then the issue is already over. It is doubly disturbing that in today's print edition of the Telegram that Dwight Ball is not quoted on any issue while Yvonne Jones and Eddy Joyce are. Without strong leadership the Liberals are doomed.
- Whaddaya At ?
- June 07, 2012 - 07:18
Who is Edith Joyce ?.
- June 07, 2012 - 07:02
Goes to show what you get when you elect Liberals like Eddie Joyce - government cheerleaders. Liberal, Tory, same old story.
- June 08, 2012 - 13:36
I'll take a liberal or tory any day over an NDP with their hands in everyones pocket