Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Atlantic Accords: Local Definition

Dan Leger has listed some pretty interesting facts about the accords that seem to have been overlooked by the general populace. It's worth a read. If you haven't got the time to read it all, I'll put it in the local lingo: Newfoundland And Labrador & Nova Scotia want the high-paying government job complete with pension plan and medical plan. They also want to draw pogey at the same time. Sounds fair, doesn't it?


Anonymous said...

One of the Liberal Senators attacking ....I mean, questioning MP Flaherty today mentioned that this was a window of opportunity for Nova Scotia, Labrador and Newfoundland to become prosperous.

So, I guess that means that they should have special treatment.....again.

It's easy to see why the maritime provinces feel entitled to what they're used to getting....when they have con jobs going on in their defence.

K Dunphy - Halifax said...

I didn't hear anyone complaining when Alberta received unmodified equalization and federal grants while reaping financial benefits of their oil windfall while trying to build that industry.

Double-Standard? Probably... but I guess the dumb newfs and lazy maritimers haven't earned that shot at a similar window of opportunity. We should just shut up and keep providing the bulk of your northern alberta labour force.

Or maybe that's it - you folks just afraid that you'll have to go somewhere else for your workers if Atlantic Canadians have an opportunity to return home.

The concept of Canada as a country is a lost philosophy. Sound the requiem. Canada is dead.