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  • concerned
    August 22, 2013 - 11:08

    BUSINESS man no AK is right what do you want to put all NL behind a DESK I like to know what kind of business your in .your not in the real world.

  • Ranter
    July 11, 2013 - 05:32

    Why not visit the Fogo Island Coop Mr Dalley and see who cooperatives work and how it helped 11 communities survive against all odds. Your gov has done little to support this gem in our province. But then again, your gov only supports corporations that are buddy's.

  • a business man
    July 10, 2013 - 20:24

    Well, I will be sure to donate money to anyone and everyone who runs against Dalley. I want the fishery industry to die because I think we are too good for such a dirty and labour intensive sector. In my opinion, the last thing Newfoundland needs is politicians who hope we hold on to our fish place. I want politicians who want to see the fishery die and see our economy grow in other areas that produce office jobs for our children. So I will be donating money to those who run aginst Dalley because I want him to lose.

    • AK
      July 10, 2013 - 20:40

      The comment you have made is about the most ridiculous that i have ever read in my life. Maybe all labour intensive industries should be discontinued so everyone can work at office jobs......that makes good sense

    • Taylor
      July 10, 2013 - 22:48

      The portfolio of Fisheries (and Aquaculture) will remain. It doesn't matter if Dalley run, or wins/loses as the portfolio assignment will still be in place. Before Dalley there was King, and before him someone else....AS for labour intensive vs office jobs, buck up "Business Man," there is nothing wrong with hard work, dirty hands and an honest living. The generation being raised right now should have more fishing poles in their hands and LESS office equipment such as tablets and computers. "Give a man a fish, Teach a man to fish" = I won't go hungry when the power goes out :)

  • Dave van der Brug
    July 10, 2013 - 13:08

    I'm from Toronto and have worked in the financial industry for close to 20 years. I am firmly against any money given to private enterprise under the notion of preserving jobs. I understand the political attraction, one wants to look caring and helping out.. Also $2m spread over 200 employees paying taxes say $4000 a year require 2.5 years for public money break even. The problem is, it rewards shitty management and it assumes that no other business enterprise will enter the market where this company has failed. Its the later that is the big problem with government. By supporting and management team that is shit they make is incredibly difficult for new ideas and new management to fill the void. I am shocked that cod fish off the boat is worth $.50, whole fish goes for $5-7/pound where I live and cleaned popcorn shrimp sells for $19/pound in Montreal, as for snow crab, frozen crab sales for $16-22 a pound. Somehow there had got to be a better way for these fisherman to get their product to market. There is fair-trade for for cocoa, banana and coffee growers and there should be fair trade efforts to governments in NFLD for fisherman instead of rewarding shitty businessman.