Sunday, September 12, 2010

'The money well spent'

Quotes of the week


“The rest of the country and even Quebec itself is finally admitting that it has been getting away with highway robbery in Canada for decades.”

— Premier Danny Williams in a Sept. 8th, 2010 address to the St. John’s Board of Trade. Williams accused Quebec officials of hypocrisy and drilled Premier Jean Charest for opposing NL’s attempt to develop the Lower Churchill.

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“The money was well spent … it’s vital that we protect the most vulnerable people in remote coastal communities who have few other economic options.”

— Fisheries Conservation Ambassador Loyola Sullivan, who was among a handful of Canadian bureaucrats who spent $178,000 during a “desperate and ultimately futile attempt” in 2008 and early 2009 to convince the European Union to back off plans to impose a ban on Canadian seal products. Sullivan was said to frequently stay at luxury hotels while shuttling from capital to capital. The EU voted by a 550-49 margin to impose the ban in May 2009. The Montreal Gazette, Sept. 6, 2010.

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