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  • Once Again
    January 12, 2012 - 11:17

    And yet once again, another major abuse of taxpayers' money. The rich get richer.....you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours, and hopefully no one finds out. The public has a right to know what's going on. It is OUR hard-earned money. Absolutely sickening when you see people living below the poverty line, especially seniors, having to chose between food or heat or medications.

  • McLovin
    January 12, 2012 - 09:42

    How many other businesses out there are deep in debt? Why only report on this one? Just because the owner is a former MHA does not seem like a good enough reason to me. Or is the Telegram trying to suggest something else?

  • MBC
    January 12, 2012 - 09:35

    Why did ACOA make additional loans,from taxpayers money, when this company did not make any payments on the first loan? With all the bottles of water sold in this province, it is hard to understand why this company could not become very profitable; good clean water from icebergs. Did Government departments, NL and Feds, buy this products or did they buy from mainland companies? I think Marshall Dean owes the public his views as to why the company was a failure with a product that should have been an easy sell.

    • McLovin
      January 12, 2012 - 10:21

      The only question you need to ask Marshall Dean is how much a 500ml bottle of Canada Ice's water sells for compared to his competitors' (ie. Kirkland, Nestle, Presidents Choice, etc).

  • MUN Poli Sci
    January 12, 2012 - 09:17

    The ideological differences that used to separate our political parties are blurred - the Danny Williams administration was very small "L" liberal in its policies once oil revenues flowed to the provincial Treasury. This is where NL is lacking today: leadership. We have a rather weak Premier in terms of education and business experience, but the opposition parties are much weaker. Dwight Ball had a chance to re-invigorate his party. they publicly advertised for senior staff in the opposition office and the Liberal Party Office. Instead of growing, they hired their friends, former MHA's and campaign staff into positions of importance. their dwindling support continues to slide. The most unfortunate part is our Province is very poorly served by all of them.

  • Bill
    January 12, 2012 - 07:38

    I remember following this bi election a couple of years ago. The big hype was what a great businessman this guy was...well it certainly shows now. You would think anyone would be able to make a go if you got 'loans' like this from government. And apparently only paid back $13,000. Just wondering what the people in that region were thinking. If my memory serves me right wasnt he the MHA when the air ambulance was taken out of the area? Makes you wonder what he was at when this process was taking place! What a joke and an embarrassment for the Liberal Party, who by the way have hired Dean as an advisor! Wonder if he will advise the Business critic? WOW!

  • Charles
    January 12, 2012 - 06:55

    This is what happen to Newfoundland business...if our local people, don't support local business, then they are gone.My family try to buy what ever we can from newfoundland business,But i have to say,sometime it very hard to find local product's