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"newfoundland labrador" Discussed on Lush Life

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"newfoundland labrador" Discussed on Lush Life

"Welcome back to lush life. It's a new year and lush life is to take on twenty twenty one and the next two episodes are sponsored by atlantic canada which is the eastern part of canada that borders on the atlantic ocean and includes the four provinces of newfoundland labrador new brunswick nova scotia and prince edward island. Not only. is it absolutely gorgeous but for our purposes today the folks there are serving.

"newfoundland labrador" Discussed on The Steve Czaban Show

The Steve Czaban Show

08:16 min | 6 months ago

"newfoundland labrador" Discussed on The Steve Czaban Show

"About the new madden game. or PS four xbox. Just a second pc as well who plays. nintendo sixty, four, commodore, sixty, four, a wish was on. Systems. But I? I think, Oh yeah. Tim Thomas has worn to class of the picture. Tim Thomas for the Vox Rock to double headband white under band which was straight and then the black style band which was cocked at about a thirty nine degree angle on his head. Thank you all the textures that pointed this out for me Tim and cut. He says, Here's Ted Walking serviceman purse. It's Alan from. With his wolfpack shirt shaking his hair walking up to the hotel room. That's a classic Jeff. No question about it. I read and Madison had Tim Thomas Double Headband One. Thank you Arman as well. Of course arm and always listen the way Barman wears a headband. Sure. I'm to one four top three places in the top three place names in the Canadian province of Newfoundland. Okay. Explicit mention. hibs whole. Not In the top three but the top three place names in Newfoundland number three come by chance to blow me down and. Please look this up on a map. Yeah. Get Her you Lilo Dialed O.. D.. I l. d. i. think that's how you pronounce it. I'm pronounce it that way and just be extra safe dial dough newfoundland not new found land. Newfoundland thank you four one four for that. Very random. Top three. Yeah, there's a there's there is one there's a Nile doe visit dial dough Newfoundland. Committee on the island of Newfoundland and the province of Newfoundland Labrador southeastern were. Dialed, oh, arm of Trinity Bay about sixty kilometers west of. Saint John's south dial though is Aldo arm. She. There's also south dialed, which is a neighboring community of two, hundred and fifty. I've heard of Diallo's bone south of the town. Unusual name has brutal a certain amount of notoriety according to the Pantry that's weird. I hear their doorknobs are all like dial does. Badgen. Graph with US floppy robbery. Turn Turn the handle to get into a door. That's how they roll. Yeah. Yeah. Mind you have to use both hands. In opposite directions just weird. What is wrong with Nickelsville? Via Wrong I mean so right four, one, four, Zavos a wolfpack guy. In wrestling but growing up I always loved Hogan. Course who didn't I love in the Wolfpack got sting mid to late nineties resting was awesome. But the black and white got ridiculous when they had like twenty dudes in the group. So many of them were just so random. Very true. To six two can get put together a top three list of local courses for hours time golfers already dead sent sent back. Well, let's do it for the air since it's a community. Where they said within fifty miles of West Bend. So I said, kettle, hills the valley teen pretty wide open generous fairways. No. Not that hard right across the street. There's little nine hole course called arrowhead. So, pretty pretty generous and then now Washington County has a great three hole course. If you're a straight a beginner at goes around the driving range. So that's a good spot as well. And get a kickback seven percents. based. On this use pro Promo Code. So. He gets his commissioner get back kickback on this the get back the kit. Exactly. Okay Madden. Yeah let's talk. Madden. So mad if you heard he won came and. was about the wrong one. Yeah almost grabbed Pat Mahomes twenty twenty. You probably like. I'm like it's right. I'm like it's twenty. At Patrick, Mahomes is still the face of the league. No offense Lamar Jackson, MVP. I get it. But Patrick Mahomes won the super. Bowl and. So I got the. So I was like Oh here's the twenty, twenty one, and apparently the reviews are. No not not not great Bob. Bob Allowed people album. There are a lot of problems. So I assume I sent I sent you the link. How are you? Not Great Bomb God. Great. Okay. Go ahead, I sent you the link to a story that has a few different videos that were posted on twitter from users pointing out some of the issues with the game. A lot of people saying that it's just like men twenty. And Mad nineteen this with updated rosters. So literally, nothing new to the game besides the Jersey says, the different players name how hard it has been for these designers, these game designers and programmers to make something new. That's sizzle worthy every single year. In the game play of the game I mean, what are you? GonNa do that could add to. What's already in the game? It's so incredibly robust and full featured. What more do people want? At least put a list of demands like we want this we want that. Yeah well, and they started especially because this got so bad. A twitter trend started HASHTAG NFL DROP EA. Like people just want the NFL to just go with a different company to make who their video games. I. Mean. They make our Schilling's company making a better football game. No, they are defunct the business I mean TJ. LANC I hope the NFL will one day demand a better product from EA in regards to madden. Gameplay like you see players glitch all the time they're running off the field. A few people were pointing out that in the stands there were would usually say ea sports madden twenty or twenty one it says nineteen random places just. So that's sloppiness yet. Well Yeah. I mean, he's sloppy and editor which he sloppy glitzy new rosters. No new features correct. Sixty Bucks fifty, nine, ninety nine. Thanks for coming move to your left metacritic score. With reviews eight point four out of ten. What point? Four point, four YEP so less than want less than one. That's harsh. That's yet So if you and I are going to play online, should we play Madden twenty which I probably have in the cellophane in my basement right now? Probably Yeah Art so they want to get out of it. Now, of course, to K. used to be used to put out a competing. Parallel Game UNTIL EA bought out to K. and said, we'll take it from here. It's they've had the the rights demand for awhile. To the NFL for while, and then they just signed like a extension I thought with them. So it doesn't seem like it's going anywhere but. You'd be surprised if people don't buy the game, who do you want as a program as a you want the valve corporation maker of Counterstrike Doda Day of defeat half life you want rockstar grand theft auto, I think rock. Amazing if you want activision blizzard call of duty. Tony Hawk series crash bandicoot. You want Sony. To be in there, you want Nintendo, to be in there you want ubisoft assassin's creed far cry Tom Clancy. Sega which does sonic the hedgehog virtual fighter fantasy star. By aware. Star Wars Knights of the Old Dragon series. My vote would be Rockstar if they could. That'd be amazing. Rockstar puts out a ton of games. We'll talk to charge about this to Churchill tell you all about it.

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"newfoundland labrador" Discussed on The Current

The Current

08:50 min | 10 months ago

"newfoundland labrador" Discussed on The Current

"On the go. The bad busted describes a lot of places in Canada. These days this is Chris Andrews Newfoundland sending it a song to Fort mcmurray Alberta People. They're still cleaning up after massive flooding. His performance is from an online fundraiser. Featuring bands from Newfoundland and Labrador. There is a bond of gratitude between those two provinces. Thousands of different lenders have worked on fly in rotations in Alberta and while cove nineteen is as we know a global health crisis. It's also a major economic crisis for oil producing provinces. Let's head to Saint John's now where I'm joined by host of the local. Cbc Suppertime News. Anthony Germain Anthony. Good morning morning. Matt we were just talking about what's going on in Alberta. How serious the situation economically where you are. This morning does a great discussion Ah The price of oil was getting hammered before cove in nineteen and now that people have stopped going anywhere really no need for cars no need for gasoline so oil producing places all around the world and certainly in our country. They're all suffering and like Albert. Your province was already facing some economic headwinds and in debt Yeah not only that but the worst Denton Canada. Deep deep chasm of debt The revenue from offshore royalties. Dropped off a cliff. Government here made it spending plans based on oil mad of around sixty five dollars a barrel and as you know oil struggling to stay on this side of thirty dollars a barrel so the budget plan absolute tatters an early on in this crisis leaders. You know lenders. Rather looked at the books and said Newfoundland and Labrador's finances are are unsustainable we couldn't make payroll at one point so the premier had to get ought to step in essentially getting the federal government to cosign. Pay Our civil servants. So it's a really serious situation province of only half a million people falling short of paying our bills by just under two billion dollars a year. So the numbers are staggering and now is As we've seen you look at candidates historic job losses. Were Down Twenty. Five thousand jobs here so it's about as serious as the collapse of the of the COD. Fishery one thousand nine hundred and yet oil we know has brought what unprecedented wealth to your province from the offshore industry and as I mentioned from those who who were migrating to Alberta going back and forth and back and forth is that long in the rear view mirror. Well it's a far away far away a memory but it certainly a lasting one and for all the talk of the world weaning itself from oils. We heard in that discussion. Most most people in the industry are confident. Defense not too strong. That oil is eventually going to bounce back from covert so I met up with this Guy Andrew Ivany. He's one of these guys who's been flying in and out of Alberta for a decade now making really good money as a horticultural landscape in the oil patch and so recently he bought an old car with his buddy rocky and they drove home from red deer. Big Drive as because they were both too afraid to get on an airplane through these recessions. And these these patches we all come back. I'm extra. A were used to hurdles to get in. Get in through things and we've been just been down for years now. It's been like four four or five years since recession BERTA. So I mean. Everyone took pay cuts to another curveball. And I guess his point is when you work in oil. You have to be prepared for this. Yeah yeah that's right. I mean when times are good people again Andrew pulling the big bucks and salaries they just would not make in this Robinson and that explains why more than ten thousand people from Newfoundland and Labrador have worked in Alberta they say for mcmurray the second biggest city in Newfoundland right for reason you know like Alberta has provided a lot opportunity for newfoundlanders rate great. We don't grow up with much and we go out and we work our at or you know we we work hard and you know like Alberta's just a second home appreciate him holding his tongue there. Let's talk about Saint John's where you are How did The influx of oil salaries in royalties from oil change Provincial capital. Well it really rejuvenated the place. A experts maintain that oil and gas has the largest multiplier effect of any industry in Canada. And here it create all kinds of spin offs to service that offshore industry supply. Boats Nautical Services Mechanical Engineering Jobs. All this aimed at supporting the offshore. And that's on top of the work at the rigs and platforms and the construction of those. So when oil was between one hundred twenty five and one hundred and fifty dollars a barrel remember. That even seems like a long time ago it wasn't. It does seem like a long time ago but governments at that time spent a lot of money. They hired more public servants. The gave raises in hindsight should have saved much more than they did but nonetheless. The city's social life really flourished so had a situation where funky and high end restaurants different kinds of things on the menu sprung up and one of the owners. Is Todd Parent? He renovated this eighteenth century historic Irish dwelling. It's Mallard cottage in a place called Kitty video in Saint John's and he turned that into a restaurant that was eventually featured in magazines and cooking shows became a bit of a celebrity and what he offers a dining experience. And just it's not the kind of place math that's going to be able to cover its bills with a covert nineteen takeout menu and taught parents as it all happened because of oil dollars private saves probably the you know the catalyst it was what helped propel. Newfoundland Labrador restaurants and food kind of into Canadian cuisine. Just because we had to the culture of dining was not not quite hair due to economic and and other reason so it was a big. It was a big deal when it started to happen. You know at the very beginning of my career was it was tough. It was a tough market and then of course when oil really hit and You know Saint John's full of people who are attached to the oil industry with good salaries and expense accounts. It had a huge impact. So it's taught parent his places closed like so many other places in Canada. Is it steak? And that's really sad because again you hear about the precipice that people are living on what's at stake for the province of Labrador short term. Future looked so shaky right now a lot of fear that the big players in the oil industry are are backing off. And and just yesterday there were reports that production's going to shut down at the Terranova oilfield. Although son core says there's no final decision. What's the industry saying? Well they're looking for todd offer. Help as you've been discussing the morning. So this is Charlie Johnson. She's a CEO of the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil and Gas Industries Association. It has been a five thousand costs and we're really in crisis mode. We need help now with the other countries Announcing incentives there will be still investment dollars. Spent in this industry and this is what our members are hanging onto minister. Horno did promising announcements companies have told us that they are closing their Newfoundland and Labrador offices. They are waiting. They know discussions are ongoing with minstrel Reagan. And and I have to say he is trying very hard but we're being told. Time is running out for them. So Matt in the market. The price per barrel is really going to determine a lot about the future but one person who used to be in charge of that association here says that Norway is setting an example and Bob Cadigan says you know if you WANNA shot at keeping companies here. Governments are going to need to help offset the development costs Norway. Its in front of its problem and right now that provides assistance to companies developing new on a gas projects in. Norway. The impact based on what I hear from industries. The impact on a project could be reduced cost as much as eight dollars per barrel. Us So if we take Project to Norway versus a project offshore. You know that's eight dollars a barrel in or lowering of the The investment cost clearly going to be an all region project then moves forward under those circumstances. You talked about how shaky things are. What is the chance that Newfoundland Labrador returns to have not status as well? That's the big fear. The government here thinks the real problems that transfer payment system and it isn't fair to this province to be paying into it anymore now. That point of view ignores the fact that that complicated formulas related to how much spending a province does and this province never spending under control even before this crisis. So a lot of politicians and observers. They were talking about the need for a bailout before this crisis but at that time we were the only province facing an utter catastrophe and now everything has changed. Ottawa's got to monitor lots of provinces that are hurting financially right now so this place is going broke and depending how covert nineteen plays out elsewhere. We might be alone at any great to talk to you as always thank you all right. Anthony Germain news host in Saint John's Newfoundland and Labrador. I'm Matt Galloway. You've been listening to an extended version of the current. You can find part two of the show in your podcast. Feed for more. Cbc PODCASTS GO TO CBC DOT CA slash podcasts..

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"newfoundland labrador" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

07:03 min | 11 months ago

"newfoundland labrador" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"Dwight ball almost make his payroll last month. That's Dwight ball is in the premier of Newfoundland and Labrador the cost to fight Kovic. Nineteen has hammered. The province's finances. So has the collapse in demand for its oil and gas. Last month the premier wrote the prime minister a letter it ended quote. Our province has run out of time. We reached Premier Ball in Saint. John's Premier Ball. How badly has cove in nineteen hit the finances of your province? Well it's Kobe. Nineteen twenty twenty really since the beginning of the year. I said many times. I think Newfoundland Labrador. If they could take a Mulligan on twenty twenty would it? We started with a huge snowstorm that hit the province showdown nearly two weeks and then we had to deal with this pandemic and it's been Every operational costs that we have is up and every revenue generator. We've added in the problem just simply collapse. It was a difficult time for this land or and so in a word or two. How would you describe the finances in tough shape right now? It's at a stage when we couldn't boil. We got some support from the Bank of Canada which helpless so. But it's been very tough if I had to describe this in in one word tragic today. The bank account announced that it is going to buy billions worth of provincial debt. How much room is not going to buy for Newfoundland and Labrador you? We can boil. It means that we can continue to boral been able to do that. But the issue for us is not cam weebelow or really boil. We will do that. The concern we have is once this is over. We will have a significant amount of debt on the capita basis in a very small problem. There's not another problem from this confederation that would even remotely compare. We are where we are. Level of debt that we're carrying impact there is on a debt servicing. And and. You know we're actually taking away. Services from people right so we deserve into because we think that servicing and most people don't realize that you are still does not they see people as Asian from the federal government for the most part now situation. They receive billions of dollars in many cases of transfer payments. So we are not cheating. You wrote the prime minister. Asking for help is what you're talking about what you ask them. Or what specifically did you ask of the Prime Minister? Believing into that marks. The twentieth lighter was San. I knew we into the pandemic and I knew then you know. The federal budget was something that would be in jeopardy given the public happening around the world. We've been working with the federal government for quite some time leading into this period. When we were expecting a program like this big location bonds that would be able to help inflame the Labrador which also helps without the Albert escapes on as well when we became aware that the budget would not happen. This program would not be available so it was very clear that we had very little room. in you don't WanNa finances and we were having struggled. We were struggling receiving boiling and then the bank of candidates posting so. That's the reason why I wrote. A letter was just recognize an urgent message. That only had a common. And so what do you say? To people who say look Canada's oil dependent provinces Newfoundland and Labrador. Being one of them are facing a problem of their own making that you should have taxed and saved more of that oil wealth when the going was good for us. You know we've been province is not a level of taxation. We are in the middle of the pack more. Were most of the time I had the marriage. We have a large geographical footprint in the other very sparse population. We have an aging demographics. We have lots of no chronic diseases. There that we see in other properties. What not at the same principle would seeing this land labradors so we face other Jones and we ever. You know a significant dead going into this. We were not able to get out of that situation just simply because he didn't have the time to be able to do it like other provinces wasn't about taxation it wasn't really those services because it is more expensive to deliver services you know. The Canadians have leaving new flying. The lateral part just confederation residents of candidates respecting deserve the same level of services. Thanks Tyson at other provinces would get so we just want getting the transfers When it comes to requires Asian or some other programs other problems with the prime minister said today that We as a country are weeks away from loosening of restrictions on economic activity. How long can Newfoundland and Labrador hold on? There's no question we need to call from Ottawa. I recognize that. I think it'd be province. Did know that. And so we're going to need something very unique different tailored towards the top off and I'm not just saying this because it's us you know if it's right now but this could easily be some other problems in the near future if equal education was is that what we don't have is as a foundation on the visa that allows us to whether the federal transfers that would be required replicate. Get stuff quickly. We have a lot of resources here and we had the capacity within disintegrate workforce lots of great natural resources. Bill that economy. I would suggest that we could have one of the best economies in this country given the natural assets that we had to build on. But we're going to need support from Ottawa. Just can't do it alone. We can do it or we're GONNA we're willing to do it. Got The courage to do apartment twelve and you know this at the prime minister is going to be calling you and your provincial counterparts. Tomorrow that he will be speaking with all of you. What are you hoping to hear from Justin Trudeau Tomorrow? Whopping I will say. Is that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau one. I believe he's accessibility understand. You need what we had to deal with. No different than deputy prime minister no different than to settle your finance ministers. Are we actually care? There's something for our problems right now. Given the unique situation that we're into the part of the country you're a beautiful province and all we're looking forward to hear opportunity to work like other provinces to get yourself back with assign economy. We want to contribute and will contribute to the Canadian fabric and we had a lot of opportunities to do you. Just a little boost. We need to get us to well primarily. Wait and see tomorrow if you will Get in here what you would like to from the federal government. I appreciate you making time for us today. I know it's busy. Thank you thank you take good care. Bye-bye Dwight ball is the premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. We reached him in Saint. John's.

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"newfoundland labrador" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

07:03 min | 11 months ago

"newfoundland labrador" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"Dwight ball almost make his payroll last month. That's Dwight ball is in the premier of Newfoundland and Labrador the cost of fighting covert nineteen has hammered the province's finances so has the collapse in demand for its oil and gas. Last month the premier wrote the prime minister a letter it ended quote. Our province has run out of time. We reached Premier Ball in Saint. John's Premier Ball. How badly has cove in nineteen hit the finances of your province? Well it's Covert nineteen twenty twenty release since the beginning of the year. I've said many times. I think Newfoundland Labrador. They could take a Mulligan on twenty twenty. They would do it. We started with a huge snowstorm. That hit the problem. Shut it down for nearly two weeks. And then we had to deal with this pandemic and it's been Every operational costs that we have gone up and every revenue generator we've added in the private Pacific collapsed difficult time for slander. Labrador and so in a word or two. How would you describe the finances? tough shape right now. There's you know we were stage when we couldn't boil. We got some support from the Bank of Canada which helpless. But it's been very tough to describe this in in one word tragic today. The bank can't announced that it is going to buy billions worth of provincial debt. How much room is not going to buy for Newfoundland and Labrador? You know we can boil. It means that we can continue. Divorce wasn't able to do that with the issue for is not cam weebelow or really below. We will do that. Concern we have is once this is over. We will have a significant amount of debt on the capita basis in a very small province. There's not another problem from this confederation that would even remotely compares with. We are where we level of debt that were carrying the impact there is on a debt servicing. And and you know we're actually taking away services from people you know rightfully simply because thanks servicing and most people don't realize he still does not exceed people as Asian from the Federal Government. And so most of our situation they receive billions of dollars in many cases of transfer payments. We're not receiving you wrote the prime minister. Asking for help is what you're talking about what you ask them. Or what specifically did you ask? If the prime minister leaving into that marks the twentieth letter was banned by new. Were into the pandemic and I knew. Then you know. Federal budget with something that's Would be in jeopardy given these. What was happening. This thing around the world been working with the federal government for quite some time leading into this period when we were expecting a program like this goal bonds that would be able to help inflame the Labrador which also help without Alberta Saskatchewan as well when we became aware that the budget would not happen. This program without the available was very clear that we had little You don't WanNa finances and we were having struggled. We were struggling receiving boiling and then the Bank of candidates that that's the reason why I wrote a letter. It was just recognize and urgent message. Just and so. What do you say to people who say look Canada's oil dependent provinces Newfoundland and Labrador? Being one of them are facing a problem their own making that you should have taxed and saved more of that oil wealth when the going was good for us. You know we've been as provinces taxation. We are in the middle of the pack more. Were most of the marriage. We have a large geographical footprint and the other is very sparse population. We have an aging demographics. We have lots of chronic diseases. There that we see in other properties but not at the same pressler civil which we face other challenges and we ever. You know a significant dead going into this so we were not able to get out of that situation simply because we didn't have the time to be able to do it like other provinces stuff wasn't about taxation it wasn't really about services because it is more expensive to deliver services you know so the Canadians leaving flying. What part of this consideration? Where residents of candidates respect and deserve the same level services. Thanks tight societies and. Other problems will get so we just want getting the transfers When it comes to requires Asian or some other Cobra that other problems with the prime minister said today that We as a country are weeks away from loosening of restrictions on economic activity. How long can Newfoundland and Labrador hold on? There's no question we need. We need support from to recognize that. I think any of them know that. And so we're going to need something very unique or different Taylor towards the topics like us. And I'm not just saying this because it's a Home Office right now so this could easily be some other problems. In the near future if equalization was is what we don't have is as foundation underneath us that allows us whether the federal transfers would be required quickly. We have a lot of resources here. And we have the capacity within the system. A great workforce lots of Great Natural Resources Billet Academy and I would suggest that we could have one of the best economies in this country given the natural assets that we had to build on. But we're going to need support from not just can't do it alone we can do or we're going to be a lot. We're willing to do it. We got the courage to do it. But we're going to need a good apartments album and you know this at the prime minister is going to be calling you and your provincial counterparts. Tomorrow that he will be speaking with all of you. What are you hoping to hear from Justin Trudeau? Tomorrow that will thing I will say. Is that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and I. We've he's an accessible. You understand your basis. What we had to deal with no different than the deputy prime minister. No different under settles finance ministers. Because I we actually care. There's something for our province right now. Given the situation that we're into a part of the country were a beautiful province and all we're looking forward to hear opportunity to work like other problems to get yourself back with us on economy. We want to contribute. And you'll contribute Canadian fabric and we had a lot of opportunities to do it. You just need a little boost when little right now to get well premier. Wait and see tomorrow if you will Getting here what what you would like to from the federal government. I appreciate you making time for us today. I know it's busy. Thank you thank you take good care. Bye-bye Dwight ball is the premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. We reached him in Saint John's..

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"newfoundland labrador" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

10:30 min | 1 year ago

"newfoundland labrador" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"He was outspoken. And controversial and one of Newfoundland and Labrador's most admired and sometimes reviled politicians today people in that province and beyond are mourning the death of former provincial and federal cabinet minister. John Crosbie Mr Crosby entered provincial politics as a liberal but a eventually crossed the floor helping the Progressive Conservatives. Come to power in one thousand nine hundred four but at home. There's a black mark on his decades in office his his decision to shut down the northern cod fishery off Newfoundland and Labrador putting an estimated. Thirty thousand people out of work here are some of those people confronting Mr Crosby. You got a candidate celebration in Babel's in one thousand nine hundred to be it didn't take the from the Goddamn one hotel in two days later. John Crosby defended his decision to as it happens. Host Michael Enright. I don't believe there's any doubt out if we are to ensure the survival of a northern cod as a species at there has to be a moratorium so if you're interested in the survival of the species and if if you're interested in the future of your children and your children's children then you support the moratorium if you don't like the compensation that you've been offered by by the government and you want more than you make a reason case for it and you'll find a recent government that you certainly finding a receptive minister because I am doing all I can possibly do on behalf of the people in the vision of Newfoundland and have been doing this now for fourteen months as minister and I intend to go all all out to see that this situation is dealt with fairly and equitably. Do you think that we're at a point. The Newfoundland here has had a fulcrum here that the life in the province is going to change irrevocably. Because of what's happened to the stock can because of the moratorium because of all of the various factors go on I don't think that at all. I think that Newfoundland is always going to be not in terms of proportion of GNP or GDP not accept it but in terms of spirit and culture. Ethos what makes it tick. In terms of its wro-wrote life is always going to be a fishing gene province. As long as we ensure that there's some fish docks out there to be `cau- from our archives. That's the John Crosbie. Speaking with former as it happens host post Michael Enright back in Nineteen ninety-two Danny Williams was the premier of Newfoundland and Labrador from two thousand and three to two thousand ten. We reached him in Sarasota Florida. Mr Williams what's going through your mind as you hear John Cosby's voice in that clip. It's brings me back to a very very difficult all time and then for Atlanta Rapper. Door there was a lot of people. Were very scared at that time. Virtually Shutting Down Rural New Land Labrador and John had to go into the the storm to face. Angry fishermen knew had their industry closed and the road taken out and underneath them. Now all for good reason was very very brave fearless to go in and face the storm and and he did and then on the other end of the whole ugly exercise you know e- Far badly. Valiantly at the cabinet table to increase the compensation anklets striking about it. Listening to that is his efforts to balance out two two things the survival of the species. He insisted that is paramount. And at the same time doing all he can for the people of Newfoundland and Labrador that balance it so so difficult for politicians to strike. Do you think he did that. He did it he was. He was fearless and brave passionate the laboratory because he he he loved the place But he had a job as a federal minister but he did strike that balance very well you know. He assured the people that look you know. I'm just looking out for you. I'M GONNA be fighting for you. I didn't cause this problem. I had to do this. But we're going to get through it and you know he did and John was very very charismatic character to as well I mean people like them even though that he had to say tough things and they were very angry at that particular day. I remember very vividly but they respect perspective and afterwards even admired him so he was never kinda held as the over who they shut out the fishery miss not responsible for him say say things like that. I didn't take deficient. Gd Water for a lot of politicians that that would be a career ender but he could say things like that. What how could he you get away with some of the things? He said well you know he was colorful. And you know he did have a a great sense of humor but I think that the mass is superior intelligence legit is underneath. The John had a good brain. He was a very very spirited and then telling Bursa so he was able to Kinda couple things that will have a shock effect. We'll have a dark humor or whatever and then on back and people and see hang on a minute here now. There's this is not a buffoon this is a guy who's got eight food brain and who means well so he can get away with it. He had that flamboyance about him that he can pull it off not everybody could do. What was your relationship with them? How did you come come to know John Clasby my father? I'm John Basically practice law at the same time so you know John and Dad. We're good friends and I basically followed a parallel track at a different level. I wasn't directly involved in politics on the front line certainly was involved in the organization side and the fund raising raising and so I got to observe him nothing but a close and then I was governor for a period of time. Well I was premium as well so you know we have to work together at that point and you know. I can't say we agreed on everything. I don't think anyone would expect do personalities like on John. I don't think that would happen. But we certainly got along and respected each other and I remember John Actually coming to step down and he said the kicks because he knows your time is young Williams. I was young but anyway but he said you know Williams. I wouldn't be me. He said if I was moving on to the polls he said uh they'd have to drag me out kicking screaming now. He started in laxly in municipal politics and quickly went into provincial. Politics era of Joey smallwood but then when I went to Ottawa to to sit at the federal cabinet table and to join federal politics. What did he? How did he representing different in Labrador with all those other interests of Canada's were brought to Ottawa well he brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Federal Cabinet table? Indiana's understand whether it had developed before it'd probably had or during his term with Prime Minister Mulroney. They had a a good friendship. And as a result John was able to leverage that friendship to deliver the oil and gas industry didn't Land Labrador Obrador because at a time when Hibernia was in question as being a risky venture on the frontier. You know John Basically delivered that to the province and and you know we could be decades behind which would mean you know at this stage which would've meant a considerable loss of revenue not only to Newfoundland Labrador Canada. What do you think John? COSBY's legacy will be. I think you know he will prove to be one of the most. Prominent new land public figures. Ever and not only did did he bring themselves to the forefront on the line also bought our problems to the forefront and he's legacy from a financial perspective is the fact that he delivered the oil and gas industry to Newfoundland and Labrador during his time as a federal cabinet minister because that was a difficult time they didn't have the support around the cabinet table Meech Lake was happening at at that time and he still managed to pull it off so I would see that as as enjoying a legacy millions early. Appreciate you sharing your thoughts about John Crosbie with us. Thank you know. It's been an honor and under these seconds can call it a pleasure. It has been a face lift. Thank you Danny. Williams is a former premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. We reached him in Sarasota Florida. Of course we cannot forget the way John Crosbie talked to and about liberal real. MP Sheila Copps in the house he told her just quiet down baby and at an event in one thousand nine hundred. He said she reminded him of Bobby Bare Song Tequila Sheila. Despite his behavior they later became friends and the CBC played a part on Valentine's Day nineteen ninety-five CBS's morningside brought the pair together for a different kind verbal exchange. The last time you taught you should be saying a load of each other. I think it's been a long time too long. I think we might as well. Just start. Start Right in here now the fiction back. Are you ready for it. John Crosbie you ready. I think our own lines minds are better than these. We'll go ahead okay. Why did you have to come to Casablanca? There are other places. I wouldn't have come if I had known you were here. Believe me Rick. It's true I didn't know about your voice how it hasn't changed Harris Richard Dear. I'll go with you. Any place will get on the train together. Never stop please. Don't don't Rick I can understand how you feel. You understand how I feel. How long was it? We had honey. I didn't count the days. Well I did every one of them. Mostly I remember the last one a while. Finish a guy standing on the station platform and the rain but the comic look in his face. Because he's inside had been kicked out John Crosby and Sheila Copps playing the leads from Casablanca on. CBC's ABC's Morningside in Nineteen ninety-five on twitter. Today MS COPS posted about Mr Crosby's death. She wrote saddened to hear of the passing of our dear friend John Crosbie a great newfoundlander gender and a great Canadian. His contributions to the province in the country he loved will be long remembered.

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As It Happens from CBC Radio

08:56 min | 1 year ago

"newfoundland labrador" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"I said who could forget and I meant it if you were a child or had one within the last two decades. You've never forgotten those songs. Because the original wiggles were the Beatles of kids music like the Beatles they wrote indelible pop songs that drew millions of screaming fans to their concerts unlike the Beatles. Those those fans were toddlers. Also the band Never grew beards or did drugs or got into transcendental meditation or look. They weren't much like the Beatles except zapped. The original wiggles did split up at the height of their fame amicably. Mind you now. The original wiggles are reuniting for two shows in Sydney for an extremely good would cause a benefit concert to raise money for people affected by the wildfires in Australia and at first it might seem weird that both shows are eighteen plus but tickets just went on sale today and both shows are already sold out. So maybe they couldn't book an all ages venue but more likely the original wiggles know their demographic either way if you're grown fan who didn't score tickets you're out of luck there is no wiggle room so it's hard to believe but it's been three years since Hossan high. I don to Merman tail and posed for a photo and in those the three years he's been joined by men from across Newfoundland and Labrador. They are many they are manly and they are proudly Mur a rather they are. The mur buys since two thousand seventeen. They've raised hundreds of hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity by selling copies of their annual merb`ys calendar but to the dismay Ahah fans around the world. There twenty twenty counter will be their last. We reached Merg is founder Hossan high who also happens to be the president of the Newfoundland and Labrador or beard and Mustache Club in Saint. John's has an. Can you take us back to the first time you slipped on a mermaid tail. What possessed Zesty to do that? What possessed me it started with a dare believe it or not A friend of mine had shared on my facebook wall. A photo of a big burly Bearded man dressed as a Merman. As part of this sort of do duar photo shoot and I figured what the Heck I can. I can do something with this. And few weeks later We were shooting calendar. Okay so moved very quickly to be a bigger scale so to speak from date of the dare to. It was a few weeks later that I called a meeting with a bunch of volunteers. Here's who wanted to participate and within three weeks of that. We were doing her first holder. Shoot so I would say seven weeks from the idea to photography. Starting many you. Oh have had been rabbis over the through the street years of your calendar we're talking about a really wide assortment of fellows. I mean they're. They're different sizes and shapes shapes their big burly guys. Slim guys be guys with tattoos. How did you persuade them to do it? There was no persuasion. Fight him off the stick thick we once we put out a call that we were doing it We had tons of interest right away like men were chomping at the bit to do something kind of fun and and sort of nonstandard third and by the time we did the second calendar we had to start holding We had applications for it and I said we had probably over one hundred people apply. We had turn down to about thirty three. She hold had to hold in person. Audition sort of A Canadian idol And that was that was a second layer after the applications applications and meet them face to face and that sort of these ten minute interviews. Just add that personal dimension to it had been lacking in previous years. Wait if you get on the tails there were made. So we had a number of crafters mostly local Who made them? Your it was pretty low key was fabric and they look more like potato sacks or Until we could use carport to make the Finns look a bit more Stylish and then by your three we commissioned a number of crofters after to make really exquisite tails and they spent months doing it they beat all kinds of one year we actually had a scale mill tail made of this golden silver type metal It's phenomenal the things that were produced. The fellas really got into it didn't they. I mean it's not just putting on these tales uh-huh and and being topless and these hairy chest tattoos and everything else but I mean they. They got made up they were. They wore things in their hair. They they would get. They play the roles. I mean so they. They really enjoyed it. Didn't they. Absolutely and they get out. That wasn't faked we. There was varying levels of comfort when certainly guys taking the shirts off in public knowing that. There's a camera there But also just letting loose and relaxing and having fun and these were all natural troll real emotions and that really is the spirit with merb`ys calendar of out which is expressing those emotions that we have I understand for some of the some of the key it changed them one hundred percent the one fellow in the first year calendar. We'll take a shirt off public since childhood so for over twenty years and as a result of during the calendar where we had sort of launch event which which was open to the public he spent the whole day like shirt was a tail grabbed photos and it just changed his old body image and confidence in a way that had never happened in his life before she got all these guys take shirts off where these tales and stuff in their hair put on makeup. And there's there's there's the pub drinking beer there draped dover rocks at on beaches park benches fishing boats there barbershops. They're all over the place. How did you choose the actual locations where you would shoot these these as long as so every year was a little bit different in year? One There was very little planning. It's like wh- What are our options and knew Flynn has no shortage of of beaches but a look very similar. So we you know we picked as many as we could in year two. We actually did a broad sweep of the province we went across Newfoundland Labrador and picked various locations nations that were known to be scenic then ear three was less travelling but more about different story. So for example a nineteen twenty style Themed want sort of a flappers flappers theme What what can be speakeasy Sort of environment and then informed the location all right so now you have raised. How much money with the merb`ys calendars camping? And you said you when he started off you might just get some change and give that to a charity. Did you ever expected affected. You'd make making hundreds of thousands of dollars. Carol might my lofty goal in the year. One was raised a thousand dollars. High fiving everyone in the streets and calling it a successful year ear So five hundred thousand dollars over what became a three year. Venture was not anything I had imagined or does it just took off in ways. That could not have imagined. Where's the money going for? Heard Twenty twenty. This year's primary recipient is planned parenthood and then we have two small recipients of this community grant the SPCA Saint. John's and home again furniture. Pink Doc so why are you shutting down. Aren't you going to do anymore calendars. But we're not shutting down it's an evolution. As as opposed to index. The calendar itself is coming to an end for now now but we have so many other fun things that we're working on so the themes of the merb`ys about body positivity in healthier expressions of masculinity we want to tell that story in a more substantial way okay so working on a merb`ys animated series with a local animator. There's a documentary coming out later this year. The calendars put Herald Earl volunteers. We've been doing this as a side site side hustle and after two and a half years of no breaks and doing this year round. It's it's sort of pause on that one and sort of take a little moment for ourselves and then boldly go forward in other ventures the're not mothballing your tail. The tail sees regular. I'm talking to you right now. There's two details looking great to talk to you. Best of luck with your next project by Hossan high is the founder of the merb`ys and and the man who just introduced me to the term dwarf photo we reached him in Saint John's and while the group's calendar may be sunk. The merb`ys swim on. You've been listening to the as it happens. podcast our show can be heard Monday to Friday on. CBC Radio One and on Sirius Xm following the world at six. You can also listen to the whole show on the web this Goto. CBC DOT CA slash. Ah and follow the links to our online archives. Thanks for listening. I'm Carol off and I'm Chris. How for more C._B._C.? PODCASTS GO TO C._B._C.. Dot C._A. Slash podcasts..

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07:24 min | 1 year ago

"newfoundland labrador" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"Just break is charged with mischief. But he says it was just journalism in two thousand sixteen gene. Before Mr Briggs joined a p t n he was covering indigenous protests at the Muskrat Falls Generating Station project in Labrador the company had secured a court injunction in blocking protesters from entering the site but the protesters broke. The lock went through the gate and began an occupation so Mr break took his camera and followed the protesters inside insight. Justin breaks lawyers have argued that he shouldn't be tried for doing his job as a reporter that earlier this month. A judge dismissed their application and gave the green-light for his trial to go ahead in January. We reached Justin break in Ottawa. Justin break what are you thinking and feeling now that you are seemingly Heading for trial It's unfortunate that this outstanding criminal charge has not been dropped but At this point I think I'm feeling more confident now than I than I was two years ago Facing all three charges you know vindicated by Newfoundland Labrador's highest court and also also with the support of all of my colleagues at APN journalistic and press freedom organizations and And you know basically three three three plus years now to reflect on the importance of the work that I did in the fall of two thousand sixteen in Labrador and the impact without his so the crown and says that you were engaged in mischief at Muskrat falls. What would you say? How do you describe what you were doing? They're covering a very important story It it was a it was a good ethical decision to make to to follow that story and cover it because the public had a right and they need to know what was going on ATM Muskrat falls at that time. So you know I kinda I stand by that decision and I don't. I do not believe what I did was a criminal. The other journalists covered that Muskrat falls occupation but they did it from outside the gates whereas you followed the protesters onto the property me. Why did you decide that? You should challenge the court's injunction and join that occupation. Why didn't decide that? I should challenge the court's Injunction Junction That day I had to make a snap decision in a matter of seconds whether to stay with the story or abandon the story and cover it from outside the gate. Ah You put it You know I did follow the story and others didn't follow the story that day but as soon as I was in there and had exclusive access to the story that's when CBC C. N. N. TV and others began reaching out to me to say. Hey we we actually need to know what's going on in there. Can you help us so so by virtue you of making that decision to go in. I was actually able to act in not only in primarily covering the story for the independent but also to help other media who who. We didn't make the same decision as I did. In those few seconds do you feel that the other journalists failed to do their jobs whereas you did. We are at a turning point in terms of the You know quote Unquote Era of reconciliation. And it's well document. That Canadian media have historically failed to adequately represent and cover for indigenous people and stories and I think that Probably because it was a unique and unexpected situation had media had more time to prepare or consider the pros and cons or potential ramifications are benefits of following that story. Maybe there would have been a different outcome in terms of other journalists following the story. So your work. Muskrat falls has been framed as embedding with the occupiers. But but some have described you as well as an activist journalist would would you think that's a fair assessment. I don't know what people mean when they say when they say that I'd want a definition of that term. And how would you define. I don't have the definition for it because it's not something that I consider myself I guess it would be more fair to say. I've been an advocate of crafts freedom. Doing but You know like I alluded to earlier. I mean we've for years Different various bodies observers have called on Canadian media to do better in reporting reporting on indigenous issues The wash inquiry. No journalist was present when Dudley George was shot in in Ontario You know the TRC Truth and Reconciliation Insulation Commission and it's called the actions calls for indigenous media to better support. It's these stories can be told and so. I don't think that the conversation necessarily should be asking thing at this point in time in two thousand nineteen why journalists Make decisions to do a better job of covering these types of stories. I think it should be incumbent on media who are not taking these types of decisions. Why they're not because we saw? We have three years to reflect on the Muskrat falls coverage that the independent did and we see that it'd probably provided an enormous ormuz public service because a counter narrative that was being constructed by Government Inc and by police. That in fact turned out to be not the complete complete picture. You mentioned earlier that to additional charges that you've been facing the crown dropped the criminal contempt charge and then the court of Appeal dismissed the civil. We'll charge so what is the reason that the crown has given for wanting to move ahead with this mischief charge. We're wondering the same as well. I mean they believe that they have the that it's in the public look interests. I mean this is known this is in court documents. So we know and they they have to believe or be able to argue that it's in the public interest to proceed with these charges. So they think it's in the public interest to uh pursue the criminal charge of mischief over five thousand dollars and they have to believe that they have a reasonable probability of convictions. So to my understanding that means that an argument has to be made that my presence on the site as journalists impeded the I guess financial interests the Crown Corporation building. Damn what is it been like for you to continue your work with this thing hanging over your head. I mean it's been interesting. It's definitely Occupied occupied time and energy resources on my part but at the same time it has I think motivated me to pay more attention to the press freedom that I I think a lot of us. Journalists take for granted in Canada. And it's also created a dialog and conversation not only about press freedom but in the media's bowl and responsibilities of media have uncovering these types of story the Supreme Court of New Zealand labradors decision on the civil matter which came down earlier this year specifically cited a APTMA's Affidavit Karen Liaison former news director here who wrote Enough David in the intervene in my case and the judge we think for the first time in Canadian Indian history fight the reconciliation and the need the importance of media having to be present and bear witness than report on these types of events. So you know it's it's it's more than just about press freedom here. We're actually I think taking a step towards a better and more responsible media coverage of indigenous people an indigenous stories. All right just break. Thank you very much for talking with US locate. Thanks very much all right. bye-bye Justin break is a reporter with AP news the reached him in Ottawa..

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As It Happens from CBC Radio

07:24 min | 1 year ago

"newfoundland labrador" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"Justin break is charged with mischief. But he says it was just journalism in two thousand sixteen gene before Mr Briggs joined a p t n he was covering indigenous protests at the Muskrat Falls Generating Station project in Labrador. The company had secured a court injunction in blocking protesters from entering the site but the protesters broke the lock went through the gate and began an occupation so Mr break took his camera and followed the protesters inside insight. Justin breaks lawyers have argued that he shouldn't be tried for doing his job as a reporter that earlier this month. A judge dismissed their application and gave the green-light for his trial to go ahead in January. We reached Justin break in Ottawa. Justin break what are you thinking and feeling now that you are seemingly Heading for trial It's unfortunate that this outstanding criminal charge has not been dropped but At this point I think I'm feeling more confident now than I than I was two years ago Facing all three charges you know vindicated by Newfoundland Labrador's highest court and also also with the support of all of my colleagues at APN journalistic and press freedom organizations and And you know basically three three three plus years now to reflect on the importance of the work that I did in the fall of two thousand sixteen in Labrador and the impact without his so the crown and says that you were engaged in mischief at Muskrat falls. What would you say? How do you describe what you were doing? They're covering a very important story It it was a it was a good ethical decision to make to to follow that story and cover it because the public had a right and they need to know what was going on ATM Muskrat falls at that time. So you know I kinda I stand by that decision and I don't. I do not believe what I did was a criminal. The other journalists covered that Muskrat falls occupation but they did it from outside the gates whereas you followed the protesters onto the property. Emmy me. Why did you decide that? You should challenge the court's injunction and join that occupation. Why didn't decide that? I should challenge the court's Injunction Junction That day I had to make a snap decision in a matter of seconds whether to stay with the story or abandon the story and cover it from outside the Ah you put it You know I did follow the story and others didn't follow the story that day but as soon as I was in there and had exclusive access to the story that's when CBC C. N. N. TV and others began reaching out to me to say. Hey we we actually need to know what's going on in there. Can you help us so so by virtue you of making that decision to go in. I was actually able to act in not only in primarily covering the story for the independent but also to help other media who who. We didn't make the same decision as I did. In those few seconds do you feel that the other journalists failed to do their jobs whereas you did. We are at a turning point in terms of the You know quote Unquote Era of reconciliation. And it's well document. That Canadian media have historically failed to adequately represent and cover for indigenous people and stories and I think that Probably because it was a unique and unexpected situation had media had more time to prepare or consider the pros and cons or potential ramifications are benefits of following that story. Maybe there would have been a different outcome in terms of other journalists following the story. So your work. Muskrat falls has been framed as embedding with the occupiers. But but some have described you as well as an activist journalist would would you think that's a fair assessment. I don't know what people mean when they say when they say that I'd want a definition of that term. And how would you define. I don't have the definition for it because it's not something that I consider myself I guess it would be more fair to say. I've been an advocate of press freedom in doing this but You know like I alluded to earlier. I mean we've for years Different various bodies observers have called on Canadian media do better in reporting reporting on indigenous issues. the wash inquiry. No journalist was present when Dudley George was shot in in Ontario You know the TRC Truth and Reconciliation Insulation Commission and it's called the actions calls for indigenous media to better support. It's these stories can be told and so. I don't think that the conversation necessarily should be asking thing at this point in time in two thousand nineteen why journalists Make decisions to do a better job of covering these types of stories. I think it should be incumbent on media who are not taking these types of decisions. Why they're not because we saw? We have three years to reflect on the Muskrat falls coverage that the independent did and we see that it'd probably provided an enormous ormuz public service because a counter narrative that was being constructed by Government Inc and by police. That in fact turned out to be not the complete complete picture. You mentioned earlier that to additional charges that you've been facing the crown dropped the criminal contempt charge and then the court of Appeal dismissed the civil. We'll charge so what is the reason that the crown has given for wanting to move ahead with this mischief charge. We're wondering the same as well. I mean they believe that they have the that it's in the public look interests. I mean this is known this is in court documents. So we know and they they have to believe or be able to argue that it's in the public interest to proceed with these charges. So they think it's in the public interest to uh pursue the criminal charge of mischief over five thousand dollars and they have to believe that they have a reasonable probability of conviction so to my understanding that means that an argument has to be made that my presence on the site as journalists impeded the I guess financial interests the Crown Corporation building. Damn what is it been like for you to continue your work with this thing hanging over your head. I mean it's been interesting. It's definitely Occupied occupied time and energy resources on my part but at the same time it has I think motivated me to pay more attention to the press freedom that I I think a lot of us. Journalists take for granted in Canada. And it's also created a dialog and conversation not only about press freedom but in the media's bowl and responsibilities of media have uncovering these types of story the Supreme Court of New Zealand labradors decision on the civil matter which came down earlier this year specifically cited a APTMA's Affidavit Karen Liaison former news director here who wrote Enough David in the intervene in my case and the judge we think for the first time in Canadian Indian history fight the reconciliation and the need the importance of media having to be present and bear witness than report on these types of events. So you know it's it's it's more than just about press freedom here. We're actually I think taking a step towards a better and more responsible media coverage of indigenous people an indigenous stories. All right just break. Thank you very much for talking with US locate. Thanks very much all right. bye-bye Justin break is a reporter with AP news the reached him in Ottawa..

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07:53 min | 1 year ago

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"Okay you've I've been there for two days. What is the top of the line main takeaway for you from this meeting? Well I feel like Jason Kenny. Got Everything he wanted. I mentioned he was a good communicator. During a good politician he got all the premiers to basically sign onto his agenda end It's important to point out that they might not have signed onto this agenda agenda if we weren't facing this this national unity problem at this time one really important thing is fixing the fiscal stabilization program. Now I know that sounds really sexy entitled in policy but it is very important and even during some really tough years we have seen albertans. Britain's contributing net twenty billion dollars a year plus to the rest of the country so basically gives us a little bit back of what we put into the federation every year essentially essentially. It's a program that was created. I believe it was back in the nineteen eighties to help provinces that we're facing a downturn of sorts like in a short term budget crunch which and so the federal government has planned to kind of float some money to provinces in need but the problem is as it structured right. Now there's a cap on it so it's it's only sixty bucks per person for each province sets eligible for the stabilization program which works out to about two hundred fifty million dollars in the case of L. Berta and they are drawing on that now but the budget hole that Albert is facing because of the drop in oil prices is about nine billion dollars so that two hundred and fifty fifty million dollars from Ottawa doesn't really cover it right. It doesn't make them whole doesn't even come close to making them whole and the provinces all agreed today that they're going to ask Justin Trudeau in the the New Year to fix the stabilization program. They wanted to lift that cap they want to consider Making it for. They could have retroactive payments. That go back years years before this year. So that Ober could cash in to the tune of about almost two billion dollars and that would really help Jason Kenney get back to that balanced budget that he so desperately wants right and it would also help provinces like Newfoundland Labrador because they're also very oil-dependent province they depend on the world from selling offshore oil They've seen a real hit to their economy because of this and their budgets in tatters too and they only get about eight million dollars from the fiscal stabilization program. And that's obviously not enough to cover the losses asses. They've experienced in the last couple of years and they feel like you know the the fabric of the country depends on having provinces in good fiscal position in Ottawa. Can help with that. In Two thousand sixteen steen I represent a province Newfoundland Labrador that lost one point. One billion dollars in revenue from oil royalties. This fund would provide a new Flannel Labrador Abbott. Or seven point nine million dollars so insignificant so when you use words stabilization fun. I think the intent would be to stabilize allies. Something will it didn't work now. I think listeners are rather familiar with Alberta and says catch when we're talking about the equalization payments conversation. How is this different from the Equation Right so equalization is based on GDP capita so? It's meant to make poor provinces consumed roughly equivalent in what services they can provide to the richer provinces and so in that case Quebec really cash in because they do have a lot lower per capita than the other our provinces in the federation most notably Alberta. Even a bird is facing tough times. Right now it's still comparatively a lot richer than some of the other provinces so it's really a nonstarter therefore Quebec and the Atlantic provinces in particular people that use this program most to open up Bud equalization formula to re work at so what they're doing is going with this stabilisation relation program which is separate from equalization. It's kind of similar goal. You know it's starting to help province riot when they need it but it is more of a short term fix equalization is baked baked into the constitution as has more permanency so they really want to focus. Justin Trudeau's energies on this program to help out people like Jason Kenyan Scott and white ball who are really facing huge holes in their budgets. Right Albert. It will continue to press for reforms to equalization program. We weren't going to get into a three hour meeting today. An extraordinary meeting into a top to bottom rewrite fiscal federalism including equalization. And and. What else did Kenny Walk Away with? Another big one So they all agreed to ask Ottawa to improve in their language. Improve which I assume means amend Bill C sixty nine which is the controversial overhaul of the Environmental Impact Act and Jason Kenney knows railed eld against this bill for for months He really asked the Senate to kill it in the final days before it passed in last spring Essentially he's dubbed it. The no more pipeline's bill because it really does make a aggressive changes to how the federal government reviews major natural resources projects like pipelines and the oil sands and hydroelectric electric dams. And you name it. Anything that is natural resources related We'll go through more stringent process because of this bills so that's been the real rallying cry for the Western Alien Nation Movement. They really have made that. The poster child of why they're so frustrated with Ottawa. That in also bill forty eight northern BC OIL-TANKER BANVILLE. Of course hasn't gone over. Well either we talk about Pharma Care Healthcare northern infrastructure all the social challenges. We're dealing with the rest of the world. Would you do anything to have those kinds of resources. But so what he's a Gr- what the premiums have agreed to do. Today as I say is speakers one voice to Ottawa. Awas to ask them to change it and the big change they're going to ask them to do is to exempt natural resources projects that fall exclusively in provincial jurisdiction and that means things like the oil sands so if there is a new oil sands development proposed right under the changes. The premiums want to see the feds would not be able to review that project it would not qualify for a federal review. It would just be up to the Alberta regulator to take a look new what they call in situ oil sands developments so that'd be a huge change and that is definitely not how the liberal government is structured the legislation right now but all thirteen provinces and territories and their leaders have agreed to these conditions. So huge a huge coup for Kenny. That's a huge win. Yeah were you surprised to see all the premiers on board with this kind of frankly yes because there was talk about there they've had issues with these two pieces of legislation that I've mentioned for months now but I didn't expect the provinces to kind of give up especially provinces like British Columbia you which is stood in the way of the Trans Mountain expansion project for months now. I didn't expect them to put their name on the dotted line to some of these changes. That Kenny was asking for war. If we don't sit down periodically we've done today and come to unanimous positions on how we can mutually benefit each other then. We're going to continue to be frustrated and fractured. Even while while ago the Premier of Quebec who has done all he can to kill projects like energy e so pipeline that would move through his province to the to the east coast. They've stood in the way of natural resources sources development. They'd probably be okay with the feds. Killing projects like these through bill C sixty nine but they said today that this is really about tackling national community. We are at a point when the premier's really feel like things are not looking so good. The only thing you can had is that You know our positions on pipelines and we have discussed this subject so they're willing to kind of make some concessions to help the people of burdens catch also Newfoundland Labrador Whether these tough times.

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"newfoundland labrador" Discussed on The Big Story

The Big Story

08:11 min | 1 year ago

"newfoundland labrador" Discussed on The Big Story

"Jordan Keith Rawlings and this is the big story. David Vidmar is the legislative reporter for the Saint John's telegram in Newfoundland where we head for our latest in our lay of the land series the Saint John's telegram is part of the Salt Wire Fire Network Hi David. How's it going. It is going very well. Thank you for joining us from the East Coast. How is the grand experiment of democracy going out there. Well things are I mean changes changes. The norm. I think is a is a quite frequently in Newfoundland Labrador typically. We just came out of a provincial election which is back on back on. May Sixteenth where there was this massive liberal majority where they had thirty one seats in the provincial legislature and that has cut down to twenty which gives them a one seat edge over the you know over the opposition parties and whatnot so that was a that was a big moment obviously for us out here to see that amount of seats being cut down in Atlantic Canada. Generally I mean there's been there's been I it's only Nova Oh Scotia that hasn't gone to gone to the polls fairly recently they went back in two thousand sixteen you know but but we're seeing the Greens obviously making some eat some interesting in roads and whatnot in an and in an MP and New Brunswick they didn't quite formed government but my God did they come close so you know being close to the water being close to you know relying so much a natural resources. I think is is starting to rear. Its head just a little bit here on the East Coast. What are the chances that you're provincial election earlier. This year is a microcosm of what will happen to the federal liberals in Newfoundland and Labrador which were a complete sweep last time yeah and that's always the question you know. How much can we really read it into provincial politics to federal politics. you know it's it's. It's it's not a one to one ratio. There's we'll see how that plays out but I I wrote a story. Worry about this. about you know we can have of course online that talking to pollster. Don Mills Search Area Whatnot and the way that he phrased in terms of whether or not the liberals can sweep across Atlantic on to Canada with all thirty two seats He said that there's zero percent chance that happened on October hangover twenty so couldn't really be more more definitive than that a you know there and in Newfoundland Labrador everyone is kind of pointing at Saint John's east as as really Kinda main battleground. Perhaps even the only battleground. I think the Liberals will still see some success here in Oakland lambreau because we I have never in our history sent sent no liberals. There's has always been at least one liberal. That's insane from Labrador to up to Ottawa but we've sent all seven easier as liberals at twice in our history so there might I don't to be one opportunity Lucy. you know an interesting thing about about. Saint John's is that it's a direct rematch from two thousand sixteen election Harris Yeah Yeah Yeah. It's it's a one to one Nick Whale on it is the incumbent and in two thousand fifteen he beat Jack Harris who was a he was first elected in nineteen eighty seven that he lost real quick in the in the election after that and then he was years for the as the DP leader in the province and became the d. n. p. once again. I believe in two thousand eight hundred I elected and and now they're just having another crack at it. You know in John's east. I remember Canada conventional wisdom at the time which I guess didn't turn out to be completely wise was saying that Saint John's was was the most safe seat in the country for the new Democrats on the federal scale and then you so yeah yeah there was another really tight race so at the time in two thousand fifteen Ryan cleary was was was the incumbent for the MVP going up against the shameless regan whose name we all know much more on the federal a federal thing these days so any kind of went all in on Ryan cleary and maybe kind of forgot about it was just a little bit but this around it does not look like they are forgetting about checkers. You know Jagmeet facing was here before the election was even called so they really seem to be kind of investing there so you know in this province if any district is going to not be liberal liberal by the time October twenty first. It's probably John's east but you know nick. Whale is not going to go down without a fight no question about that so what makes Newfoundland and Labrador because we're doing this with all of the provinces what makes Newfoundland Labrador different from the other Atlantic provinces first of all but from from voters and the rest of the country to the biggest thing for us is that most of the people who live in Newfoundland Labrador live on the island of Newfoundland and most of us who live in Newfoundland live on kind of the northeast avalon which which is you know I'm I'm speaking to you from Saint John's right now which is really about as like it. If you're going to look at what the geography tells you it's as though everyone in on the island roofing like gathered as far away from mainland Canada as humanly possible which is essential for something but yeah which you know we'll we'll get back to that one but the fact that we are such big island really doesn't make us unique. I guess be is obviously an island is in the it's in the name but we you know we really are massive expensive land with a with a with a relatively small population by five hundred twenty five thousand people according in the two thousand sixteen sentences counter counted here and one particular thing that makes us unique across the country is that that population is going down the demographics of Newfoundland Labrador. We are getting older faster than anybody else. I believe that the the average population or the average age of newfoundlander right now is like forty six years old and by twenty forty. That's GonNa that's GONNA go up to above above fifty yeah. It's you know so we're getting older and the fertility rate is is is downward. We're dying faster than we are being born for one thing and then on top of that to oil downturn turn in say twenty two thousand fourteen twenty fifty and really really hit this province hard we in the last provincial budgets and twenty eighteen. We made a billion dollars off oil and gas. Ask and you know that's that's all guests are inter. Inter the royalties one for the government you know and that's on a pretty average price of oil. You Know Beckon Twenty before early two thousand twelve twenty fourteen or something like that. was you know we're looking at over one hundred dollars for a barrel also so my God we had money and now we don't so we have people people who are literally dying and not being replaced and people are leaving so the demographic challenges for Newfoundland Labrador really what's it's top of mind. I think that at this point. How does that impact what voters want from their government. What are they looking for right. Now that other younger younger more prosperous provinces might not well. This is a maybe a little bit of Jason here but but but but the main thing that we're looking for I think right now is is support from the federal government when it comes to Muskrat falls because that's the other thing that makes particularly unique in the country you know we talk about large hydroelectric dams you. I heard a sightsee and whatnot but but Muskrat falls was started by the provincial government or sanctioned in two thousand ten and at the time that the the sanction to the to the population or the the number that was put out there for the cost was six point two billion dollars. Not You know not a small chunk of change at the time for a prophet to five hundred thousand people now. It's twelve point seven billion dollars and there's a real risk that electricity bills in this province are going to double as a result of this and you you know the provincial government people were trying to work in trying to figure out how to how to prevent that from happening and one of the direct ask that. I think it was a little while ago. The finance minister just made a direct call just before the election actually the finance minister. Tom Osborne made a direct call to all party. Leaders saying we need money. We need about two hundred million dollars a year from the federal government a direct federal subsidy to Newfoundland Labrador's power bills in addition to about another half billion dollars annually that the that the province is going to have to come up with on its own court to try to to try to keep electricity rates down but but you know we need a commitment of two hundred million dollars.

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"newfoundland labrador" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

08:04 min | 1 year ago

"newfoundland labrador" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"Of the New Nation in Labrador are furious and they're accusing a government minister of racism. Perry trimmer is the minister of the environment and Municipal Affairs for the for Newfoundland Labrador last night. He was leaving a message on the phone of an employee with the New Nation Executive Council. He thought he'd hung up but he hadn't and in the conversation that followed all of which was recorded he makes some inappropriate remarks. He says the New People feel like they have a quote. God given right to services and he also accuses members of the nation of using quote the race card the national. Don't play that on New Year's Eve. It'll be that was minister trumper saying quote. The race card comes up all the time. Don't play that on me on quote. Minister trumper was leaving a voicemail message for dominic rich before he made those comments mister rich works as an executive assistant with the New Nation Council. We reached him in happy. Valley Goose Bay Mr Rich when you heard that voice mail message last night coming from a government minister. What did you think the first reaction was total shock total shock. I could not believe what I was listening to the contents of that voice mail. I had two lists list. That's two or three if not four times to bring myself to the reality what this person was saying on on my voicemail and we should point out that he left he was a paratrooper the minister for the environment for Linux Labrador he left he was leaving you a message and then I guess he well he didn't hang up properly and so it continued he was having what appears to be a conversation with somebody in the room. Describing what he thought of the the issue that he was he was calling you about so that's what we're we're hearing in that the race card clip right yes he she didn't hang up and that's when continue on with this candidate conversation he had with this other individual the piece we played the part where he says the race card comes up all all the time. Don't play that on me. What else did he say that was disturbing to you that context what he was saying was very diminishing the concerns my concerns as a forty member's district and the other thing that he said was that a feeling of God given right people feel that they're they feel that a god given rights this parts of the tape that we transcribed what he's saying to somebody else in the room in new guy on the phone he's upset set. They're accusing us of having bias. They think it's their God given right to have translations and he says it's not a god given right for for us to provide services and the race card comes up all the time. I've been thirty years working with those guys. Don't play that on me at some of off of what he has to say and that does very disturbing what you just said those words and in terms of the bias we never said anything about bias or mentioned anything anything about bias at all all. I wanted for my aim. Hi who represents me to remedy the situation in terms of translation that was it that's all I can you explain what it was because this concerns in New People are getting driver's licenses and wanting to have during the written party the examination someone to help them with translation which happens in many many constituencies. What were you asking from the government of Newfoundland Labrador in that regard for the last over a decade co twenty years. I've been translated for financial institutions to the thanks when people are the eldest one translate for the bank killer loans among other stuff and not only that I translated as in correctional institutions van this a specific thing involving the driver's licenses examining twenty years closer to twenty years and I was told when I first when I came in there Mr Mr Rich you will not provide a translation under initial examining test the person will do on their own if they fail then the driver examiner will assist with that person and that still fails. Let me remind you that the driver examiner does not speak anymore which is my language and today also so it's the international language stage today. Just remind you as well and a third. That's where I will come into play to provide translation not just me but other people to keep it so it doesn't have to what would you were told. After all these years of translating a into Enu for people in these tests there said that only if they have a failed the test twice after the second time then someone can come in and you're saying and these are people we should point out that some of them need these licenses for employment for class for half of them were more need. They're driving lessons to assist and help them with their drivers. Who Endure implement capacity. Is that what he wanted to talk to paratrooper about when he sent this phone that was that was that was the part. I was going to talk to him about but also I'm not the only one that provides are able to speak English into English their other friends and colleagues of mine with can do it because of my workload. I could another comedy because a lot of travel brings to my work and that's when I wanted to talk to Mr Trump said look. Let's put it as it was a fifteen years ago and just anybody can walk in and translate for them to says in this to this person in the room. It's not a god given right for us to provide services but is it illegal right for you to get the service inspires you know yes of course Canada. There's two languages English and French and when I say I also go to the provincial course course translate people the judge usually as the cues. Do you need a translator. We have one on our staff legal rights as a legal right but let's not forget the senior high official person in the House Assembly of Nuclear Labrador made a very strong racist remarks and that's very disturbing you've known him. You've worked with Perry trimmed per for for years. He's come to so many events and so. How does this change your relationship now with him. I'm very sore sure that relationship is going to change when others in your community here this is there they are now. What effect do you think is going to have on. Them is going to have a very tremendous effect. It's not just me is collectively as Ino and I I'm just last with words right now to be honest with you just to rectify the inequity. I don't know I'm just lost with words. What can you say someone that you trust so many years who was set next to to you when the feast winded the lowest point of your life to highs times of your life years later you find this what the true nature of a person you feel betrayed very strongly the very threat of being ino- very being the very core shook me when I listen listen to this this context and I'm still in process right now. I'm still in shock. Mr Rich. I appreciate you speaking with us and we're going to ask some questions of the government mm-hmm but thank you for speaking with us now. Thank you currently have a great one by dominic rich works for the new nation's Executive Council. We reached him in happy. Valley Goose Bay after that interview missed Minster Perry trumper responded to the comments he made on that voicemail message he told CBC quote wrote regardless if it was recorded or not I shouldn't have said it. Unquote.

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"newfoundland labrador" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

08:04 min | 1 year ago

"newfoundland labrador" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"Of the New Nation in Labrador are furious and they're accusing a government minister of racism. Perry trimmer is the minister of the environment and Municipal Affairs for the for Newfoundland Labrador last night. He was leaving a message on the phone of an employee with the New Nation Executive Council. He thought he'd hung up but he hadn't and in the conversation that followed all of which was recorded he makes some inappropriate remarks. He says the New People feel like they have a quote. God given right to services and he also accuses members of the nation of using quote the race card the national don't play. I don't play that I'll be that was minister. trumper saying quote the race card comes up all the time. Don't play that on me on quote. Minister trumper was leaving a voicemail message for dominic rich before he made those comments mister rich works as an executive assistant with the New Nation Council. We reached him in happy. Valley Goose Bay Mr Rich when you heard that voice mail message last night coming from a government minister. What did you think the the first reaction was total shock total shock. I could not believe what I was listening to the contents of that voice mail. I had two lists list. That's two or three if not four times to bring myself to the reality what this person was saying on on my voicemail and we should point out that he left he was a paratrooper that the minister for the environment for Linux Labrador he left he was leaving you a message and then I guess he well. He didn't hang up properly and so it continued he was having what appears to be a conversation with somebody in the room. Describing what he thought of the the issue that he was he was calling you about so that's what we're we're hearing in that the race card clip right yes he she didn't hang up and that's when continue on with this candidate conversation he had with this other individual the piece we played the part where he says the race card comes up all all the time. Don't play that on me. What else did he say that was disturbing to you that context what he was saying was very diminishing the concerns my concerns as a forty member's district and the other thing that he said was that a feeling of God given right people feel that they're they feel that a god given rights this parts of the tape that we transcribed what he's saying to somebody else in the room in new guy on the phone he's upset set. They're accusing us of having bias. They think it's their God given right to have translations and he says it's not a god given right for for us to provide services and the race card comes up all the time. I've been thirty years working with those guys. Don't play that on me at some of off of what he has to say and that does very disturbing what you just said those words and in terms of the bias we never said anything about bias or mentioned anything anything about bias at all all. I wanted for my aim. Hi who represents me to remedy the situation in terms of translation that was it that's all I can you explain what it was because this concerns in New People are getting driver's licenses and wanting to have during the written party the examination someone to help them with translation which happens in many many constituencies. What were you asking from the government of Newfoundland Labrador in that regard for the last over a decade co twenty years. I've been translated for financial institutions to the thanks when people are the eldest one translate for the bank killer loans among other stuff and not only that I translated as in correctional institutions van this a specific thing involving the driver's licenses examining twenty years closer to twenty years and I was told when I first when I came in there Mr Mr Rich you will not provide a translation under initial examining tests the personal will do on their own if they fail then the driver examiner will assist with that person and that still fails. Let me remind you that the driver examiner does not speak anymore which is my language and today also so it's the international language stage today. Just remind you as well and a third. That's where I will come into play to provide translation not just me but other people to keep it so it doesn't have to what would you were told. After all these years of translating a into Enu for people in these tests there said that only if they have a failed the test twice after the second time then someone can come in and you're saying and these are people we should point out that some of them need. These licenses for employment for class for half of them are more need. They're driving lessons to assist and help them with the drivers. Who Endure implement capacity. Is that what he wanted to talk to. Perry trumper about when he sent this phone that was that was that was the part I was going to talk to him about but also I'm not the only one that provides are able to speak English into English their other friends and colleagues of mine with can do it because of my workload. I could another comedy because a lot of travel brings to my work and that's when I wanted to talk to Mr Trump said look. Let's put it as fifteen years ago and just anybody can walk in and translate for them to says in this to this person in the room. It's not a god given right for us to provide services but is it illegal right for you to get the service inspires you know yes of course Canada. There's two languages English and French and when I say I also go to the provincial course course translate people the judge usually as the cues. Do you need a translator. We have one on our staff legal rights as a legal right but let's not forget the senior high official person in the House Assembly of Nuclear Labrador made a very strong racist remarks and that's very disturbing you've known him. You've worked with Perry trimmed per for for years. He's come to so many events and so. How does this change your relationship now with him. I'm very sore sure that relationship is going to change when others in your community here this is there they are now. What effect do you think is going to have on. Them is going to have a very tremendous effect. It's not just me is collectively as Ino and I I'm just last with words right now to be honest with you just to rectify the inequity. I don't know I'm just lost with words. What can you say someone that you trust so many years who was set next to to you when the feast winded the lowest point of your life to highs times of your life years later you find this what the true nature of a person you feel betrayed very strongly the very threat of being ino- very being the very core shook me when I listen listen to this this context and I'm still in process right now. I'm still in shock. Mr Rich. I appreciate you speaking with us and we're going to ask some questions of the government mm-hmm but thank you for speaking with us now. Thank you currently have a great one by dominic rich works for the new nation's Executive Council. We reached him in happy. Valley Goose Bay after that interview missed Minster Perry trumper responded to the comments he made on that voicemail message he told CBC quote vote regardless if it was recorded or not I shouldn't have said it. Unquote.

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"newfoundland labrador" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

02:53 min | 2 years ago

"newfoundland labrador" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"He was trying to make him that is that the contract between between hydro Quebec. And and the Newfoundland parties was in a sense a reciprocal contract that they were both trying to meet the same ends. So these specific numbers in the contract shouldn't have to be here to what should be the general aims the rest of the supreme court, basically said if you have a contract that spells out terms specific measurable terms. He can't be a reciprocal contract. So I think that's where the to kind of break apart. It's kind of hard to imagine that something that says we will pay this amount for per kilowatt hour every year for this number of years full and buy a new contract for this number of years could be seen as a sort of a joint venture. This is what the courts decide this is what the contract looks like according to the courts as any. Anything politically involved here. I mean is there anything that the federal government should've could've would've done that would have mitigated this long ago? Yes. Debility to move electric city between provinces the way pipeline oil can move, you know, without having individual provinces, basically lock up their distribution systems. That would have been a big difference. And in this province. What tends to happen when when you look at that people say when that's where it falls down that our province like Newfoundland has only seven seats in the house of Commons, and I guess it adds to that sense. Newfoundland labrador always have they they didn't get much from joining confederation that they get the dirty end of the stick in national politics. And this is never temple that is alive. And well, I mean this labrador got enough lot through joining Canada's. Well, but I think in this case the politics are less directed against the federal government or they they are. Are two degree but more against Quebec. Frankly, Newfoundland politicians have spent a considerable amount of time drumming up dislike if not occasional hatred for Quebec on exactly these grounds. What happens now how much longer does this deal stand than twenty forty one? We hear about it a lot in the media here about it. Actually it right now, it's subject of provincial inquiry into a different hydro-electric project at muskrat falls. Where people are now saying why didn't we just wait till twenty forty one when we're going to be rolling in electric city. Anyway. So yes, there's a there is a feeling of it's a long contract, but we are counting down towards the end. Wrestle have a good weekend. Thanks. You too gerski is a columnist with telegram newspaper and the salt wire network. We reached him in sync Johns..

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"newfoundland labrador" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

02:46 min | 2 years ago

"newfoundland labrador" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"Liberal cabinet minister Dominique LeBlanc says he will do better the mayor of Grand Banks, Newfoundland. Thanks, Monsieur. LeBlanc better. Go Rex Matthews is calling on the prime minister to remove this year long from cabinet because of a ruling that came down from the ethics Commissioner. Yesterday, Commissioner found that Mr. loan had broken the rules back when he was the fisheries minister by giving a clam license to accompany connected to a cousin by marriage, we reach mayor Rex Matthews in grand Bank man Matthews. You know that minister LeBlanc says he's committed to learning from his mistakes. Why isn't that good enough for you? Well, you know, the the minister like appears to me is making light of situation that is a very serious violation of a public office. I mean, the minister is one of the senior cabinet ministers in the federal government. I mean, when did you wanna? I understood that there might be potential for conflict. Then the minister should step aside. Removed himself from that file and had nothing to do with okay, his argument and he's accepted that he made a mistake and he's accepted the report that says it was a conflict and he should avoid it. But he said he, well, he didn't think that his wife's cousin was that close to him. That was like three times removed and it didn't seem like a conflict. What do you say to that while in in my opinion, minister would any of us would do that will public office. If if we taught there was a potential for a conflict, then we will make a call. We will make a call, explain the situation and see if I'm in conflict or not. He didn't do anything like that made some steps to say, yes, maybe you're, she remove myself. I probably could understand that, but the minister didn't take any action aegis steamroll this through the way he wants to go through in respect the people that live in Newfoundland labrador. And Graham Bank in particular, knowing that family and friends could benefit. And that's where the problem. Come in with the Commissioner found the commission says that that there was no could not find that benefit or preferential treatment was given in the case, but that the minister should have consulted. He should have consulted the Commissioner's office prior to making the decision because of the family connection. So you're saying that you believe that he, he did this in order to aid his family, what? What's your evidence for that? In our opinion we've had is the fall for for a long time. And the reason why I mean, I come to that conclusion that license awarded to a company that was a small insure company fishing company that didn't have the financial resources to engage in the surf clam industry. You need hundreds of millions of dollars to me in that industry..

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"newfoundland labrador" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

Travel with Rick Steves

02:52 min | 2 years ago

"newfoundland labrador" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

"And just so our listeners know that's on the rugged pacific coast of vancouver island which is it's high on my list everybody you know we do rugged well to pheno on the west coast and then on the east coast in my province newfoundland labrador if you look up fogo island which is a place that i used to visit growing up and i never ever told anyone to fogo island when they visited newfoundland because it was just so far to get to i would think who would ever go there as tourist it's just so far even though i knew it was beautiful now there's like a sixty million dollar beautiful in that's built there it's just look up fogo island f o g oh it's a tremendous destination and like i say you'll see that canada does rugged and we do it well he tony you were gonna ask about prince edward island or island the only province of ten provinces that we had not visited so i know how are a little island of prince edward island joined confederation but i have never been able to figure out why it is one of the provinces there is only one hundred and forty thousand people in the whole province the whole two percent of our seats in the house of commons and four percent of seats in the senate so they're they're just over represented over represented at that situation with our senate which is becoming more clear to people lately is just this notion that every state or every province should have this what a similar representation regardless of population it might be an interesting question i i'm not sure about the origins but i've never heard it's not like in canada there's anyone who's ever there's no movement to you know reduce the political influence of prince edward island because yes while they are a very small province or smallest province i've never really heard anyone feel like they're over represented you know they're a province and always have been and always will in fact it was in prince edward island where the fathers of confederation sat down and hammered out canada well that's right and then our confederation was eighteen sixty seven but prince edward island did not join for another six years so i think that they just made carved out a tough deal with the other provinces instead if you want us to join we're going to be a separate province and we only have one hundred and forty thousand people my my hat's off to them we can travel there and ask them themselves and i should say if you do travel there we're talking about the atlantic coast now it is a small island it is joined to the mainland so you can drive there no fairy necessary and it's golf for days and beautiful beaches it's very much a great family is the perfect family friendly vacation wonderful people and make nificant seafood oh if you like lobster it's the man to go i'm just my travel dreams are percolating here hey tony.

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"newfoundland labrador" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

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"newfoundland labrador" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"Do you think this puts the kinds of cap to with all the behind you now finally well it it it will never be completely behind me i will never get over the the uh the hardship i've been through and the uh i mean this is not only my own but it is a steady of what happened to the jewish people in europe and you can never as a every step from you from your memory no matter what from archives that was former highjumper margaret bergman lambert she spoke as it happens in 1990 six after being invited to be the special guest of the german contingent at that summer's olympics in atlanta as a jewish woman ms lambert had been barred from participating in the 1930s thirty six olympics in berlin ms lambert died today she was one hundred three years old to hear more of that 1990 six conversation with margaret bergman lambert go to our website cbc dossier slash a dj and and and and an for many towns in a labrador highway five ten is the only way in and out if you want to drive the 510 it is but it is a very rough drive and residents have been lobbying newfoundland labrador government to fix it and they say that their concerns have fallen on deaf ears even as traffic from the muskrat falls hydroelectric projects makes the road worse will now one labrador maher is making a radical proposal he wants his town to leave the province and join quebec.

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