"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Oversight in hindsight

There is something deliciously ironic about this. From a CP wire story:

Since it only makes passing reference to Newfoundland and Labrabor, Hasbro Canada Corp.'s new Canadian Monopoly game should never have passed Go, says the province's tourism minister...

The only mention of Newfoundland is St. John's International Airport, which holds a lesser status on the board — the equivalent of a traditional railroad position. Like Nunavut and the Northwest and Yukon territories, it has no regular properties — a coveted position in the game.


"I am delighted to see that St. John's International Airport made it on to the new Monopoly game, however, I am disappointed that not one of our historic landmarks or tourism destinations were named among the 22 Canadian properties on the board," he said.

"I understand this is a game, but it is not truly a 'Canadianized' version. Leaving out Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as Nunavut and the Northwest and Yukon territories, is a significant oversight."

Nancy Healey of Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador shared Hedderson's disappointment, saying if Hasbro wanted to make a Canadian version of the game, it should have included properties from all provinces.

Both Hedderson and Healey said the board could have included such Newfoundland landmarks as Signal Hill, Cape Spear, Gros Morne and the Cape Bonavista lighthouse.


So... Hedderson, whose Newfoundland and Newfoundland tourism department, year after year, gleefully collects taxes and fees from Labrador, and year after year fail to present Labrador in Newfoundland and Newfoundland tourism advertising campaigns; and Healey, whose Hospitality Newfoundland and Newfoundland collects membership dues from Labrador and then year after year does nothing to advocate for the Labrador tourism industry it supposedly represents, are upset that Newfoundland and Newfoundland is left out of a game. And they can't even come up with a Labrador example of a property, to boot!

Do they even begin to appreciate the hypocrisy?


At 6:38 PM, July 09, 2006 , Blogger NL-ExPatriate said...

The least you could have done was point out some noteable references to be included.
Churchill Falls, 5 Wing Goose Bay, Battle harbour, Red Bay with supporting references and relevance.

Like Iron ore from Lab west made canada's auto industry possible, or 5 Wing was an intregal part of the Air bridge which allowed the allies to win WWII.

At 4:49 PM, July 11, 2006 , Blogger WJM said...

How did Labrador West iron ore make Canada's auto industry possible?


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