- Whatever Happened To "No More Giveaways"
- October 23, 2012 - 12:33
By sending our fish overseas we are giving away jobs in Newfoundland to China. It's that old Newfie mentality again, we will do anything for a few jobs. 75 percent of the catch going unprocessed overseas for a 100 jobs at Fortune. Yes, boy, Let's give our right to govern ourselves away again too if Dunderdale does not do the right thing and say NO to OCI's demands.
- October 23, 2012 - 12:14
Congrats to Christoper Mitchelmore for standing strong up to Darin King and the OCI bullies. Where was Darin when OCI locked his constituents out and bussed in the scabs? Leave the fish in the water!
- Tired of NDP Hypocricy
- October 23, 2012 - 08:47
The NDP does not stick up for the working man like they say they do. What does Mitchelmore know about the fishery and his party's socialist philosophy??? How could anyone support the NDP? The left wing, union mantality is a farce and failure...it didn't work here
- October 23, 2012 - 07:55
My sympathies to the people of Fortune, but this is a horrible deal in the long-term and not worth 110 temporary jobs.
- October 23, 2012 - 07:31
The fishery of today is alot different than that of years ago. People in the middle east want their fish in a whole state, which means there is not always going to be processing involved. Just like the lobster fishery...we have made exemptions to ship lobster out whole. We will probably have to do the same with the yellow tail, or keep it in the water! PS...young Mitchelmore learned a lesson that there are times, even in opposition, where you are not always going to make a popular stance. I think he found out what the real world is like. Chris you can't suck and blow at the same time...
- original townie
- October 23, 2012 - 07:15
Angus Stacey summed it up.....rural NL is slowly dying and he lives in Fortune. Maybe 500 years ago when the fishery was the backbone of the province, but not today. How do these communities expect hospitals, schools, paved roads et el when the people who live there admit it's a losing cause. I've stated before and state again....resettlement. You can not expect the avalon peninsular to continue throwing money at rural NL at our expense. Why should we be expected to pay for rural infastructure when little is contributed to the Govt. coffers from these scattered communities. Time to move and stop whining.
- P F Murphy
- October 23, 2012 - 06:48
How did King ever become Minister of Fisheries? His eagerness to sell out the rest of the fishery to get 110 - 45 week jobs for his constituents shows just how small this guy is. Leave the fish in the water and once the Chinese have fished out their own waters, the price will go up so that it will support these workers and others processing 100% of this fish stock for 52 weeks a year. Just grow up, King, and don't be such a spoiled little boy.
- October 23, 2012 - 16:01
Mr. Murphy, how in the name of whoozis can anybody justify paying $25.00 an hour to someone to process the mini flounder? Throw in E.I., time off, sick leave, and the best part...12 weeks working a year? Time to get off it and get real. If you ran that kind of business you wouldn't last long.
- Not impressed
- October 23, 2012 - 06:43
The protesters give new meaning to the saying ''Newfoundlanders eat their young''. They should be ashamed of themselves. They are indeed pawns. Pawns for corporate interests that would rape our raw resources to line their own pockets at the expense of everyone else in the province. Shame!
- calie kavanagh
- October 25, 2012 - 07:24
This whole fiasco would be laughable if not for the serious nature of this matter ! I love how our government is passing the buck by pitting the FFAW & it's members against each other . Smart move Cathy ! I'm sure OCI will have a grand snicker over that one too , while their lining their pockets with revenue they have achieved from cheap labor .... that NEVER should leave this province in the first place . WTG - our loyal reps. ... you've opened the door by transporting in the Taiwanese .& now you've begun the process of employing the Chinese ! It's a crying shame that we don't have a market available for the ELECTRIC EEL , maybe then we would pull your attention away from Churchill Falls for awhile & think about the other natural resource that is being given away - again ! It's just sickening ! Earl McCurdy , I salute you - stand strong for the rights of all Newfoundlanders & Labradorians !