Hospitality Newfoundland and Newfoundland says, as reported by VOCM, echoing, right down to the use of the word "imperative", the Minister of Hey Ottawa Hurry Up And Build Us A Causeway Already So We Can Cry "Down With the Causeway!" (HOHUABUACASWCCDWTC):
HNL Wants Newfoundlander Appointed Head of Marine Atlantic SoonThe Hon. Dianne Whalen, Minister of HOHUABUACASWCCDWTC, says:
March 25, 2008
Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador is calling on the Prime Minister to act quickly and appoint a person from this province as president and CEO of Marine Atlantic. President Bruce Sparkes says as Marine Atlantic continues to adjust to the demands of service, it is imperative that a qualified person from this province fill the vacant position to ensure a consistent and sensible transition. Former CEO Roger Flood resigned from the post this year. He had served in the position since 2003.
"The Marine Atlantic service is, in effect, a continuation of the Trans Canada Highway for residents of our province. Not only does the service provide a critical link to the rest of Canada, it is also crucial in sustaining Newfoundland and Labrador’s economy," said Minister Whalen.Perhaps Minister Whalen, at least as far as her responsibilities extend to the Labrador ferry services, ought to consider devolving her duties to someone from Labrador.
"It is imperative to have someone at the helm who understands the reliance this province has on the ferry service. This government maintains having a president and CEO from Newfoundland and Labrador can only better the service for residents and tourists alike."
Someone who understands that the Labrador marine services are an extension of the Trans-Labrador Highway; that they provide a critical link; that they are crucial in sustaining the Labrador economy; someone who can only better the service for residents and tourists alike.
Someone, in short, who would do something about this, and about this, and especially about this.
Situations, all of them, under Minister Whalen's purview.
Situations, all of them, which have never, not once, been publicly commented on, let alone criticized, despite having been drawn to their attention on numerous occasions, by Hospitality Newfoundland and Newfoundland.