Plant workers need all the support they can get
There is a great concern to have more plant workers back to work in Newfoundland and Labrador. Hurricane Igor certainly made it more difficult and depressing for those who depend so much on the fishery. This tragedy should open the eyes of many politicians who took for granted that nature would never be so harsh on us. Now that there is more fish in the sea, why not open up the plants and put people back to doing what they enjoy the most — working for a living.
I understand Premier Danny Williams really opened up to Prime Minister Stephen Harper during his visit to Newfoundland and Labrador recently. I am very disappointed that the opposition Leader Michel Ignatieff didn’t even make an attempt to get his shoes wet?
It was also the magnetic kindness and hospitality of Newfoundlanders that brought our leaders together during Hurricane Igor, not just the devastation itself.
The people of Newfoundland and Labrador have helped others during tragedy and devastation worldwide for many years. For any leader not to join them in their difficult moments would’ve been inhumane and uncaring. Prime Minister and Premier Williams did that; they have shown that they do care about our people; they have deep feelings inside for Newfoundlanders.
Still, I am very disappointed that Michel Ignatieff is afraid to get his feet wet and stayed away from Newfoundland and Labrador.
We are very fortunate to have politicians like Scott Simms who is a fighter for our province. Again, Mr. Ignatieff, you have to justify why you have not visited Newfoundland and Labrador since the terrible devastation there?
You may plan to visit later, but later is not the real answer. There is a quote that may suit our Liberal Opposition leader very well: “Come to visit when the work is all done.”
A Newfoundland writer living in Richmond Hill, Ont.