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  • Sea-Dog
    July 20, 2010 - 13:02

    Thats right fight and complain all you can but the problem still exists. This island (and Lab.) functioned quite nicely long before some idiot invented the bloody EI program did you ever consider that that just might be the real issue here

  • M from around the Bay
    July 20, 2010 - 13:02

    Just to clarify to those of you who have never and probably will never travel outside of the overpass: there are a lot of people from around the bay who work very hard and are very successful working at their jobs 52 weeks a year (there's more than just fishermen). Get your facts straight before you draw conclusions about other parts of the province. And the ferries are not just for pleasure trips, these communities depend on their ferries for food and other much needed supplies, so a dependable and efficient ferry service is much needed.

  • J
    July 20, 2010 - 13:02

    My argument is about taxpayer's subsidizing people living on isolated outcroppings around Newfoundland so they can live their idyllic lifestyles while drawing the dole in the off season. Please provide me with the name of one island serviced by a ferry where the main employer is not the fishery (not Newfoundland itself). Here, let me show you: http://www.tw.gov.nl.ca/ferryservices/schedules/index.html Other people's taxpayer dollars are subsidizing people living out in the sticks. The government should start relocating these people to the mainland of Newfoundland and Labrador. People wonder why NL has the highest income taxes in the country. It's to support this type of foolishness.

  • J
    July 20, 2010 - 13:02

    I would love to know why the Government subsidizes a ferry service to people living in isolation and drawing the dole? 8 weeks of fishing is not work. It's a hobby you do to get your stamps so you can bugger off the rest of the year. This is a simple statement of fact. Anybody who wanted to work 52 weeks a year wouldn't be living around the bay. I'm not talking about the service industry here either folks.

  • keith
    July 20, 2010 - 13:02

    J from All Over , maybe the government should stop subsidizing all those new roads that are being built in st. john's with taxpayers money.