They sure haven’t shown up during this difficult time for those of us depending on Corner Brook Pulp and Paper.
The silence is palpable.
Where are all those communities who have asked for backing and morale support over the years to save their industries or services.
Not an encouraging word. Just the opposite in fact.
Go to any news website carrying stories about the mill’s continuing troubles including our own and read the vitriolic comments about the mill and its workers. Most of them would be happy to see the whole lot close and the workers thrown on the street.
Where is this bitterness coming from.
Few complained in the good old days when the tax money from the mill poured into the provincial coffers and helped improve the lot of all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.
Some of the smuggest comments seem to be coming from the far east.
Many nameless commenters are quick to dismiss any talk of offering help to get the mill over the hump until things have a chance to turn around.
They sit in a region that thrives on oil and government paycheques and throw darts at people who go to work every day and expect a decent wage for doing so.
They seem to ignore the fact that the oil is supposed to belong to all of us — no matter where we choose to live — and the money for the government paycheques they cash so gleefully comes out of the pockets of the rest of us trying to scrape a living outside the infamous overpass.
What ever became of the friendly Newfoundlanders who were always there when needed?
They must have their heads buried in their own self-satisfaction.