Long-term plan for Corner Brook mill way overdue: Ball

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Dwight Ball

Opposition Leader Dwight Ball says it’s time for a status update on a long-term plan for the Kruger mill in Corner Brook.

 "It's been almost a year since we first heard of a commitment from government to explore the possibility of a long-term plan for the viability of the mill," Ball said in a news release.

"Now we have workers looking at other opportunities unless they receive assurances that the mill will still provide long-term jobs."

Ball said workers at the Kruger mill threw the company a life line five months ago, agreeing to concessions and pension changes in order to keep the mill running. There has been no similar action on the part of the provincial government to show confidence in the future of the mill and the entire region.

Geographic location: Corner Brook

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  • roy
    January 22, 2013 - 20:19

    I,m glad the liberals are not the govt. if they were we would be bankrupt overnight, I agree this is a private co with shareholders. If the paper industry is in trouble its not the taxpayers who should be throwing money into it. There may be ways to help but not with loads of taxpayers money. Grandfalls went under as did dozens across the country the fittist wil survive thats how in dustry works

  • wtf
    January 22, 2013 - 14:40

    I assume his question is directed at the mill. Since it's a privately owned company then let them come up with plan. And not one of those plans that call for throwing truck loads of taxpayer's cash at the mill while the owners toss in pennies. I'm sure Ball has some suggestions. Maybe someday he'll share them.