Media were missing in action

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I attended the Residential Tenancies Act — legislative review meeting at the Two Seasons Inn, Labrador City, on Oct. 29.

I was very pleased to see that our MHA and Service NL Minister Nick McGrath was there to observe the proceedings. I was not pleased to note that the local newspaper and the local TV stations were not present.

The situations described by those in attendance should have been captured in a news story.

When asked point blank by attendee Daryl Brenton the question: “Even if you agree with our suggestions for change, when is the very earliest that they can be made into the legislation?” The answer was, “In the spring session of the House.”

Mr. Brenton followed up with the point that people in the audience should know that this process is going to take time.

Meanwhile, people are suffering from high rent and  poor living conditions and are afraid to speak out because they don’t want to be put out in the street. Spring is a long time away in Labrador.

Labrador City Mayor Karen Oldford and several others made presentations and asked questions. The meeting was a success, but the lack of media attendance is disappointing.

 

Darrell J. King

Labrador City

Organizations: Labrador City, MHA and Service

Geographic location: Labrador.Labrador

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  • Albert Webber
    November 10, 2012 - 12:20

    Labrador needs too set up a Social Housing project. They have one in Ontario, that works great. Ive been on the board of directors for 7 years, and the Presdient for 5 years. We supply housing for geared-to-income families,with low income. And Marked housing for those who can afford it. This can be done, if the NL government helps...!

  • Province of Newfoundland
    November 04, 2012 - 17:30

    Sorry Darrell, no one cares about Labrador. The only reason you're not a territory is because we get your resources and the only reason your not part of Quebec is because we hate them too much. It's unfortunate but no one cares about Labrador (in government)

  • Penny Brenton
    November 03, 2012 - 13:22

    It is certainly easy to miss a little magazine called 53 North and a couple called Ngaire and Peter Genge who managed to be everywhere. I guess the first principle of good journalism is actually caring about your readers and their community. I, for one, miss them a lot. Penny Brenton