- March 20, 2013 - 06:46
I'm wondering how Nick McGrath can say that Newfoundland and Labrador has reduced red tape when some parts of the province are difficult to do business? Let's take for example, Corner Brook. In this Western Newfoundland city, Corner Brook City Council has a reputation for being anti-entrepreneurial as they use one excuse after another to reject a person's business idea. For example, when a developer wanted to build a mobile home or trailer park over three years ago in an effort to alleviate the city's housing shortage, their dimwitted City Council rejected it claiming that trailer parks bring violent crime. However, if they did proper research about trailer parks, you'll find that many residents are not criminals like Greeley thinks, but in fact, they are middle class families. In addition, Corner Brook has rejected other business ideas from aspiring entrepreneurs including the modular home plant, teen dance hall, John's Point Subdivision, Costco Wholesale, and now, imposing one delay and bureaucratic abuse after another on a proposed mineral exploration problem near Corner Brook Lake. If Neville Greeley, Leo Bruce, and their anti-entrepreneurial Corner Brook City Council keeps turning away business and aspiring entrepreneurs, this city will pay a deep price for it as a result of potential lost tax revenue and a city not prepared for life after pulp and paper. Corner Brook will pay the price for their anti-entrepreneurial climate, not only lost tax revenue, but the will continue to lose out to emerging towns in Western Newfoundland, particularly business friendly Deer Lake. Therefore, based on the Corner Brook situation, how can Nick McGrath say that red tape is being reduce when we constantly hear on the news that a Western Newfoundland city like Corner Brook are constantly proving to be anti-business? Do your research from now on, Mr. McGrath.
- March 14, 2013 - 16:51
Nick....you are nothing but a big bluff.....and we're foolish enough to be paying you for being one.
- March 14, 2013 - 15:22
That hair is glorious!!! Pretty sure he was on a Pert Plus commercial last week.
- March 14, 2013 - 14:28
oh my .i dont know who want to make me puke more Nick Mcgrath or Kathy Dunderdale.come on Nick spread your BS you are good at that.
- March 14, 2013 - 08:14
It mustn't be hard to fool the CFIB. It sounds like they've become a marketing agent for this administration. I'd like to hear what the ordinary businesses say, or do they even bother to deal with government anymore.
- The other team
- March 14, 2013 - 07:49
LOL yeah Right. Tell enough bs and the pc's will be only one's to believe it.