The N.L. cod fish­ery is worth the ef­fort

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - Editorial -

When they pass on it will be the end of an era be­cause their chil­dren and grand­chil­dren will have no other op­tion but to leave this prov­ince for work — not be­cause fish­ing wasn’t a good life but be­cause there is no room for oth­ers to fol­low in their par­ents’ foot­steps be­cause our politi­cians have no in­ter­est in try­ing to re­build our once great re­new­able re­source. They are fol­low­ing in Joey Small­wood’s foot­steps and al­low­ing our great re­source and our ru­ral coastal com­mu­ni­ties to die.

The Lib­eral gov­ern­ment un­der Premier Dwight Ball is will­ing to spend $34 mil­lion on an in­quiry into Muskrat Falls, which will not prove any­thing. No one will get fired or pun­ished and it won’t make our light bills any cheaper.

The fish­ery is not im­por­tant enough for an in­quiry.

Did I get my money’s worth by go­ing to the Lib­eral Con­ven­tion? No, but I did get the sat­is­fac­tion of know­ing at least I tried.

Wil­fred Bartlett Green Bay South

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