Monday, September 12, 2011

Cutting to the chase

"The question shouldn’t be how much a fishery inquiry will cost, but how much Newfoundland and Labrador’s economy has already lost — and WILL lose — because of the gross mismanagement of the resource."

— A quote from my Monday (Sept. 12) news conference.


Anonymous said...

The management of the Fishery of our Province has been carried out by the selective application or denial of licenses or grants and subsidies to Provincial stakeholders up until now.

Many of the recipients of this largess remain as decision makers in the industry and risk losing much by having a light cast on their existance. They will not roll over and let this happen.

Unless you get a more agressive "buy in" from participants in the industry and ignite the interest of residents of this province and others then this call for an inquiry will go nowhere.

It will wear you out and divert you away from other important issues.

You have one hell of a job ahead of you.

Good luck.

Anonymous said...

It is a simple as calling it A Tragedy of the commons.

You could throw in an International Tragedy of NL's commons.

If you are looking for someone to blame is is our political system where there is no Equality for the provinces. The only thing that the national parties need to win is numbers and NL only has 7 out of 308.

Without equality you will get a Tyranny of the majority every time. Even if is convoluted and disguised with the best of intentions and broken promises, it is still a Tyranny of the majority.

All of hte national parties are nothing more than Proxy govts and parties for the Ontario and Quebec majority of 181 out of 308 seats.