Don’t sell off our fishery
I hope I’m not too late, but what is the status of the Royal Greenland company’s plan to seemingly take over the Newfoundland fishery?
If it is still under discussion, then I am probably the least qualified person to be entering this fray, but from reading things from much better informed individuals such as Father Ed Brophy, Gus Etchegary and others, it seems that Newfoundlanders are about to lose control of their fishery to Royal Greenland, a foreign company. This cannot be allowed.
Why is this issue not in the news every day? Why is it not featured on CBC’s “Broadcast” regularly? Why are there not protests on the steps of Confederation Building and Ottawa by both fishermen and fellow Newfoundlanders?
I am a come-from-away, but I do know that Newfoundland’s very existence was due to the fishery, and it is reviving.
It cannot be allowed to be controlled by foreigners. They’re not even Canadians.
Hopefully there is no hidden incentive for the provincial government to give approval for this, because of some dollar transfer from Royal Greenland - a temptation that must be resisted, even in these difficult times.
Time to “rise up,” Newfoundlanders.
Alun Davies writes from Outer Cove