- leo quilty
- April 14, 2013 - 20:43
wasent it a former mha who went on to become preimer who said in the house of asembely that only for pureity crackers the public service st johns would have nothing on the other hand there were three paper mills working twenty four seven the fishery was flourshing as were the mineing industry all pumping money into the capatil how the worm has turned who was it said let the bastards freeze in the dark seems someone wants to pratice that famous gentlemans philospy
- April 14, 2013 - 11:43
You're absolutely right. Also, the fishery has been able to renew itself despite the crisis it has endured and has found new markets with new products. On the other hand, the pulp and paper industry is moving towards obsolescence with little hope of finding new markets. Provincial government spending will not change this, as it is a worldwide issue. Considering that this provincial government wants the small rural, fishing, communities to die in favor of larger towns, this is not surprising. Also ,consider that the headquarters for the College of the North Atlantic are in Stephenville and note the increased spending for Grenfell in Corner Brook and you can see which towns this government wants to prosper. When your key cabinet ministers (Marshall and Shea) are from the west coast, clearly more money and emphasis will go to that area. This is an easy example of how the provincial government's myth about making tough decisions for the good of all is trumped by partisan politics.
- Corporate Psycho
- April 13, 2013 - 21:03
46 million. Unreal. Stop the madness.
- Winston Fiander
- April 13, 2013 - 12:49
Show me your budget and I'll tell you what your priorities are. Russel Wangersky makes a very important point in today's editorial. I hope others will note it, especially our Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture and our Premier. Perhaps they will awaken to the point that "the fishery puts the most money into the most hands" and give it the respect it deserves. We need to delve into how the $1 billion benefit we derive from our fishery is distributed. It is my belief that if we were to shift the emphasis from largely foreign owned offshore factory freezer trawlers to the locally owned small scale inshore fishery and lifted the restrictions we now place on harvesting , processing and sale of fish products, more of the benefits would stay right here. We could then put more money into more hands and consequently more tax money into government coffers.
- Maurice E. Adams
- April 13, 2013 - 07:53
Excellent and informative article. Shows very well how government objectives and policies are wrong headed, and to a very large extent, how they are not tied to the real needs of the province and the people.