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Dear Editor: Well, well the fishery is in crisis again after being attacked by government cuts to quotas. Fishermen and plant workers protest against the cuts and they should continue to do so.

It’s the same old story, isn’t it?

Dirty politics, corporate greed, selfishness, arrogance and disregard continue to increase on the backs of people in communities around the coast of Newfoundland. It’s not bad enough that the minimum wage is a financial atrocity ... it’s not bad enough that the cost of living is through the roof.

I wonder just how many factories, etc. in cities across Canada were obtained by trading away the fish stocks off our coast and leaving us in a state of poverty.

What’s the issue here? Did the politicians and their rich friends decide that they wanted to buy more expensive bottles of wine to drink while feasting on the most expensive foods while people all around them are struggling just to exist and survive.

The proverbial crumbs continue to fall from the rich man’s table into the hands of poverty stricken people while the natural resources continue to be exploited to death to make the rich richer and the poor poorer.

As the song says, “Where have all the flowers gone ... when will they ever learn” to distribute the wealth of the province and country equally and justly? The sooner the better.

Joseph Emberley, Joe Batts Arm

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Geographic location: Newfoundland, Canada

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