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  • Cashin Delaney
    January 28, 2014 - 02:17

    Bill Barry's Nov. 8th letter explains everything you need to know about CETA, his bid for Tsar of the Mink Farms, our province etc, but you have to be fluent in Batweendalines... this is the courtly language of our elite word-twisters. Bold-faced liars we used to call them, in less civilized times. We need leaders in government - not Mink Farmers trying to get a Salmon-farm-insurance-scam situation, or an EU fine, whatever. We got quite enough of these types of bums in power already. Bill Barry, go lie down.

  • SayWhat
    January 27, 2014 - 11:32

    But what about some EU members and their contempt for Canada and CETA. For example, as of this date, Romania has made it clear it is voting against CETA because of a visa regulation controversy. Then the British Conservative Party has its own contempt for Brussels. There is a significant minority of Conservative MP's (about 30) who were pressuring Prime Minister Cameron to hold his EU referendum this year. Cameron has stated that if he is re-elected with a majority in the 2015 election, there will be a referendum on membership within the EU. Bottom line is that CETA is a far from done ratified process that may never see the light of day.

  • CETA will not be good for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
    January 27, 2014 - 10:47

    That we have provincial MHAs who have enthusiastically signed on to CETA without having seen and studied the details of the document is incomprehensible. At the very least this is wilful neglect". And to think Paul Moist and Maude Barlow from The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the Council of Canadians came to St. John's on June 29, 2011 to host a public meeting on CETA at The Lantern on Barnes Road to apprise and warn our provincial politicians of the upcoming downfalls if that agreement was signed off on by our province is painful to me. The warnings were dire, yet not one provincial politician showed up to hear what was being said. Both talked especially of not entering the fishery into the agreement any further than it was, they said if we did the European Union would have the same rights to come to our shore lines and operate in the same manner as our Newfoundland and Labrador fishers. I am completely shocked that our provincial government did what they were advised NOT to do, knowing full well that it is an agreement that will do nothing for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, if any good comes out of it at all, again, it will be jobs for Central Canada based on a Newfoundland and Labrador resource. Why do our politicians always ignore the people who voted them in? Again Newfoundland and Labrador will be shafted in an effort to build an appreciable economy from its own natural resource base, especially fish. Ottawa gave the province $280 combined with $120 Million dollars from the province's of Newfoundland and Labrador's own contribution to cover the down sides in the agreement according to this article below. http://news.ca.msn.com/canada/dollar400m-for-newfoundland-fishery-after-ceta-1 As a few articles I read said it is all about meat and cheese and technology contracts for Ottawa. Newfoundland and Labrador have very little of these industries. http://www.europenow.ca/show-info/blog/item/20-tactic-to-resolve-ceta-block

    • a business man
      January 28, 2014 - 07:17

      Honestly, I know CETA will not be good for Newfoundland. However, I fully support CETA because it will be good for Canada as a whole, and more importantly, most importantly, it will be good for my business ventures. I stand to make a great deal of money as a result of CETA, so I am okay with CETA being disasterous for Newfoundland. I was born and raised in Newfoundland, but I will always put my own interests first. I beleive that we have to give foreigners more access to our raw fish and other resources, because I want access to the resources in their countries. In reality, one possiblility is that Newfoundland suffers while everyone else prospers, and I am perfectly fine with that as a taxpayer and voter.