- Our province's politicians have too much control over the development of our natural resources.
- January 15, 2014 - 13:59
Thanks Laurie "Grandpa "Blackwood-Pike for this letter to the Editor, it gives me a loophole to add further on the make-up of politicians that have run this province since the very first settler decided to put down permanent roots here. Politicians from our neck of the woods have always seen our resources as 'theirs' and theirs alone to do with what they darned well saw fit. I think it is time for the government of Newfoundland and Labrador to enact a law that forbids all politicians to take a hands-off approach with regard to developing our resources for the sole benefit of themselves and other areas of Canada and the World. It is time that a law was put in place that will see the natural resources of Newfoundland and Labrador developed primarily for the benefit of its entire citizenry which happens to be its electorate. I am up to my eyeballs with disdain for the corruption perpetrated on us from the politicians, who I assisted in having elected in this province, since I have voted every year since my eighteenth birthday. We need complete honesty and transparency from this day forward and a law needs to be enacted to govern how our natural resources are developed and for who, or otherwise we will never ever see our economy blossoming into the type of economy we should be enjoying here in this province given our great natural resource base and our excellent geographic location.