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  • A European Union analysis of the just-completed trade agreement with Canada suggests the EU gained more than it expected — and might have settled for less had Ottawa pushed harder.
    November 04, 2013 - 12:01

    According to this article Canada gave way far more in the CETA Agreement than it needed to . I am still crying over what is expected by Ottawa from the natural and human resources of Newfoundland and Labrador. We have been the goose that laid the Golden egg for Canada for 64 years or, in other words, the insurance policy that keeps Canada solvent. Shame on our politicians for not standing up for their electorate. http://www.thetelegram.com/Opinion/Editorials/2013-11-02/article-3463849/Fishy-business/1

  • Fish out of water
    November 03, 2013 - 00:19

    Sure, EU labour rates and costs are higher, but that's because plants here are hiring immigrants to do processing work because they can't get Newfoundlanders to work for the low wages they pay! Every industry in the province is importing foreign workers - not because of an economic boom, but because of government incompetence. The Premier bragged that she resisted pressure from Nigel Wright to give in on MPRs when negotiating the Muskrat Falls loan guarantee, but now she's sold rural NL down the river for a few million $. Great news for the Sullivan brothers, and the like! In years to come, fish products formerly produced in plants like the one in Burin (McDonald's filet o' fish, etc.), using fish landed in Marystown, will be made and sold by the EU - using our fish that was exported to them whole! Way to go, Premier! The Marystown and Burin plants in your home area sure stand to gain a lot from this CETA deal. Oh wait, THEY'VE CLOSED!