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  • saelcove
    January 28, 2013 - 13:04

    To bad you do not know anyone in government

  • Stop the erosion of the "Middle Class".
    January 26, 2013 - 08:39

    Mr. Wangersky it mystifies me how the citizens of the so-called democracies, like Canada are allowing their ruling politicians to have full control over everything once they take command. We here in this province have seen our ruler being chosen by the predecessors, who had everything put in place for the development of several natural resources belonging to the people. The people of the province will not benefit from the development of those resources one iota, simply because the developers will have the resources being developed paid for by the electorate in order to provide cheap electricity to the other company that will be digging the ore out of the ground and shipping it out in the raw state for processing . In order to fix this we, the electorate, will have to take control and stop this process by our government leaders in order to bring back a healthy 'middle class' . The destruction of the 'middle class' is what is what is causing the demographic that you speak of in your article. We have and our Opposition Parties must demand that our politicians construct an "anti corruption" commission to aid and abet our Auditor General in his/her quest to make government more accountable. Just words from the Opposition parties are not enough, they have to take control and make things happen. We Newfoundlanders and Labradorians can be the forerunners in stopping the so-called Democracies from being eroded any further.

  • Herb Morrrison
    January 26, 2013 - 07:49

    I will turn 65 later this year. I have no major health-related issues. I have attained academic credits at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and can provide a Certificate of Conduct at any level. I am also computer literate. Despite my qualifications, I am unable to obtain permanent employment either full or part-time. Since it would be illegal for a perspective employer to refuse to hire me on the basis of age, I can only speculate that my age is at least part of the reason why I am not able to be gainfully employed. I wonder how many people who read your paper find themselves in a similar situation. I also wonder why Governments at all levels are not doing more to encourage employers to hire people who are not quite ready for the rocking chair?