The N.L. cod fishery is worth the effort
On June 15-16, I attended the Liberal Convention in Gander at a cost of $600 (of my own money).
The purpose was to present a call for inquiry into what caused the collapse in our cod fishery in 1990 and to hopefully plan a way to rebuild it for future generations.
I did get a chance to present it to both the federal representatives in Ottawa and also to the provincial MHA’s.
Needless to say I did not get much of a response.
On Sunday, the day after, I attended the funeral of Donald Rideout in Virgin Arm. This was a man who got his entire living from the sea, despite being resettled under the Joey Smallwood government, a government that paid very little attention to our reason for being here, the same as the present Liberal government here in N.L. and Ottawa.
Not only did Donald Rideout make his living from the sea but three of his sons — plus their wives — also followed in their father’s footsteps.