Start making sense
I have to give our MP Scott Simms a big handshake for standing up for Newfoundlanders. When you are on the outside of the fence and looking in it really makes you wonder what the federal government is doing to Newfoundlanders and the rest of Canada? Are they planning to close Canada down completely?
There doesn’t seem to be many options left for Canadians when it comes to harvesting, processing and selling our own products. Let’s get back to the basics and common sense of giving Canadians their fishery and farming back, and the jobs we have been deprived of through sending our products to other countries to be processed.
Is this really free trade, giving our jobs away and playing with our livelihoods? This is not free trade. It only closes the loopholes of paying taxes on goods shipped across our borders.
Our own people are living from one day to the other worried about where their next dollar is coming from to feed their families. The people in other countries go to work every day processing our food products. That is what you call foreign countries living off jobs that are taken away from Canadians. There are many Newfoundlanders who don’t go to work every day. Their jobs have been given away by our own country just to be friendly with other countries for cheaper labour while Newfoundlanders draw unemployment and welfare.
We need to import products from other countries that are not grown here. That is understandable. We do not need to send our fish and farm products out of the coun- try to be processed and then sold back to us on our own shelves as a Canadian product packaged or tinned in China or Portugal. This does not make sense.
Please use common sense by putting our people back into the jobs that were taken away from them. Let our people live the life they were always used to and feeling proud of being able to work and feed their families. Give people back their pride and dignity, being able to live in a country that their ancestors built and is now being taken away.
We really need more politicians like Mr. Simms who has some insight into what is happening to this country that is presently in a real mess. Frank M. Blackwood Richmond Hill, Ont