Saturday, October 15, 2011

Newfoundland's silent crisis

"Newfoundland is in silent crisis, and has been since the closure of the inshore fishery in the early 1990s. Increasingly, St. John’s highly concentrated economy resembles a sort of miniature Hong Kong amidst an increasingly deserted province. Outmigration is stealing a whole generation of Newfoundlanders. The outports are becoming just places 'where the parents live,' and the larger centres outside St. John’s have become dominated by old-age homes."

— Rex Murphy, National Post, Oct. 15, 2011.

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