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  • Harvey Jackman
    April 26, 2011 - 13:27

    Perhaps an inquiry would be alright...costing millions of dollars!!!But nothing will be alright as long as foreign and Canadian trawlers are still raping the dwindling stocks.When will any federal government get it through its head that this is the main reason for problems with our fishery??We have had a moratorium for 19 years and still no significant recovery...if any!!!If it were not so sad, one could write a comic strip about what our own politicians are constantly regurgitating about the life blood of our province!!!

  • palmgirl
    April 26, 2011 - 09:46

    to comment on "TaxPayer's" comment. Umm I believe it was Scott Andrew who was the MP for the last 2 years not Manning. Why didn't he do anything if he is so concerned?????? Oh thats right you have to actually show up to accomplish something! Seriously, blaming Fabian is just PATHETIC!!

  • Taxpayer
    April 26, 2011 - 08:27

    Manning said they were open to the idea of an enquiry. What was this crowd in power for the last five years doing? When you are in power you do something not sit around and draw a pay cheque. Looks like Manning is not the answer. And if the people of Newfoundland don't understand this then they are the ones who are going to pay the price.

  • John
    April 26, 2011 - 08:22

    How refreshing to hear candidates from different parties in constructive discussion rather than the new political mud slinging method. All strike me as solid Newfoundlanders. As for Gerry Byrne, I used to live in his riding and he always made the voting choice very easy. I forsee an easy win for him again. I presently live in Ryan Cleary's riding and cannot help but feel that he is the man for the job. Finally, as for Fabian, you have to respect a man that chooses to give up a set and very high salary for life to try and gain the support of his fellow Newfoundlanders. Good on him.

  • Casey
    April 26, 2011 - 07:29

    Yes, an inquiry should be called. Tens of thousands of people were put out of work and the world's greatest natural food supply has been almost wiped out. The people of the outports have left by the hundreds. Outport NL has never recovered. To add insult to injury, DFO had been warned for years that there was a problem with the cod stocks. You can be sure Manning and the CONS will never want an inquiry, because the corruption and incompetence in Ottawa just might see the light of day. The Liberals pretty much the same. Why have the stocks not recovered, with NL's cod fishery almost non-existent for 20 years? Sure the seals are a factor, but let's not forget the foreign boats offshore continuing to overfish. Given the wide spread effects of this fishery collapse, there should have been an inquiry years ago. Ottawa is as much to blame for this as NAFO, if not more so. NLers need to rise up and demand answers, Ottawa sold you out, and your taking it lying down!