Where is the Leadership in the Fishery: Pardy


For Immediate Release


(April 3, 2024 St. John’s, NL) – PC Opposition Critic for Fisheries & MHA for Bonavista, Craig Pardy, today called out the lack of political leadership under the Furey Liberal Government as yet another crab season hangs in the balance.

Pardy was responding to the latest news that harvesters feel betrayed by the price setting process and will not go fishing when the season opens Saturday.


“The Furey Liberals sat on the sidelines in 2023 and allowed a similar standoff to drag on for seven weeks which almost cost us the billion dollar industry.  Is the premier going to wait another seven weeks before calling the parties together to get the season going?  Andrew Furey should be calling the harvesters and processors to his office immediately.”


Pardy noted the Premier has taken to National media seeking a meeting with the Prime Minister on the Liberal Carbon Tax, while the biggest industry at home has ground to a halt.


“Unfortunately, the Premier’s opposition to Carbon tax is three years too late and Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are paying the price.  Now he is consumed with the national spotlight while a billion dollar industry and thousands of jobs hang in the balance.”


“We have a large contingent of heavily armed RNC officers camped out at confederation building, at significant cost to taxpayers, to quash a fishery protest that has not materialized. Perhaps the Premier can return home and call the parties to his office for talks instead.  Because one thing is for certain, as long as no one is talking, there will never be a deal.”






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