Noia conference 2014

The 2014 Noia oil industry conference runs June 17-20 in St. John's. The conference is Atlantic Canada's largest oil and gas industry event. The conference schedule covers presentations from representatives for oil companies active offshore Newfoundland and Labrador on their work plans, along with discussion of hot topics for the local industry. Reporter Ashley Fitzpatrick is covering the sessions for The Telegram.

Noia conference 2014
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Grow a Heart you who are politicians. The time is long over-due to make our politicians Accountable for the problems they have foisted upon us.
- May 29, 2016
- 19 h 00

I, like many of the electorate of Newfoundland and Labrador, exulted our politicians until recent years since I and others have seen through the the murky light of the governance they were providing us. We have now seen that those who held the prime positions in our government have made themselves the one-percenters of the world's population base through the unsavoury development of our natural resource base for themselves and their corporate acquaintances. We are now experiencing the bottom of the barrel from this type of governance. The poorest amongst HAVE TO resort to the Social Welfare System since they find it more beneficial to stay on the Welfare System so as not to become poorer by taking a lower paying job in the Fast Food Industry that will create a situation where they will have to completly rely on food banks and alms for their family's sustenance. It is time to hold those former and present politicians accountable for the corrupt way they have handled our natural resources and great location. They led us into a situation where the people of Newfoundland and Labrador have become the poorerst people in the nation. You, who are elected to government, will have to fix this problem immediately, it is a sorryful state that needs your immediate attention because children's survival depend upon their parents getting a fairer salary for their work. The 1 percenters, politicians and corporates, here and around the world have set up a system that is designed to…

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