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  • drew
    April 10, 2013 - 14:10

    Here's a quarter Learning, call someone who cares.

  • david
    April 10, 2013 - 13:05

    What's with all these hunger strikes? I say hold your breath...you know, like whiny children do. Exactly like it.

  • Maurice E. Adams
    April 10, 2013 - 11:39

    Calvin, as I understand it, the Supreme Court of Canada recently made a significant ruling in favour of the country's Metis. And while Muskrat Falls is within the land claims area of Nunatukavut, the Province of NL has not reached an agreement with Nunatukvut on its land claim..... Would you put billions of dollars into a project whose footprint covers a land area whose ownership is in dispute (and where a recent Supreme Court ruling has strengthened the position of the aboriginal group whose land claim area includes Muskrat Falls)?.......... Times have changed. Being the principal beneficiary of resources on and adjacent to your province, land area (and even our offshore area) is what we ourselves expect from our government (both provincial and federal), and the same right, expectation and entitlement is critical to the economic, social and cultural sustainability and growth of the people adjacent to the resource. Let's not not repeat the errors of our own ancestors. It is time (well past time) for an attitude adjustment.

  • carogers
    April 10, 2013 - 11:15

    Hey Herry, apparently YOU, you cared enough to state you find the subject boring. So why bother to read the article or comment? Unless you have something to contribute don't bother. Canadians have a democratic right to peaceful protest protected by the Charter.

  • coco
    April 10, 2013 - 09:23

    Hey Calvin, maybe you need to educate yourself a bit more on land rights and Muskrat Falls. The Minister of Justice has a background at the School Board. I don't believe any person can have their liberties removed from them without due open process of the law so I would probably sign the paper if I were in Mr. Learning's shoes. It's just a piece of paper and his family and supporters would probably rather he be with them than interned without trial.

    • Jay
      April 10, 2013 - 10:46

      The Nunatukavut Community Council is not recognized by the Federal Government as a legitimate aboriginal group with a legitimate land claim. Their leader, Todd Russell, certainly didn't accomplish anything for them when he was their Member of Parliament. Now he's trying to create a red herring to cash in on the project, which despite our dislike, is going ahead. This whole protest is only about getting money from the developers. Yvonne Jones was pragmatic enough to see the economic benefit for Labradorians, Russell is just trying to raise the ante.

  • Calvin
    April 10, 2013 - 08:20

    And what just cause would that be Maurice? All the NunatuKavut are trying to do is cash in here, nothing more. Nalcor has already settled with the rightful, legal land owners. Why should they also settle with another group who holds no legal rights to the land? We all know you are opposed to the Muskrat Falls project, time to get over it.

  • Maurice E. Adams
    April 10, 2013 - 07:33

    Stay well Mr. Learning, follow that avenue that is now opening up for you, and continue advocating for what you know to be a just cause.

  • Herry
    April 10, 2013 - 07:27

    who cares. yawn !

  • C
    April 10, 2013 - 07:23

    Honestly, starving, such an extreme measure?? To prove what exactly? Do you think it will make a difference?....Maybe all the people whose livelihoods have been affected by the Goverment cuts, layoffs, etc should starve. Is that the way to solve the ongoing issues? Right now no one agrees with any decisions in our province!