Lorraine Michael shocked by fisheries minister

NL’s NDP leader Lorraine Michael is calling for provincial fisheries minister Clyde Jackman to step down. On Friday, Jackman immediately rejected recommendations of the steering committee, which called for massive cuts to the province’s fishing industry. Jackman dismissed the report saying the proposed cuts don’t solve the main problems in the fishery and the recommended $450 million cost of compensating fish processors and fishermen to get out of the business is too high. “I’m certainly questioning how a minister who comes from a rural area where the fishery is so important can continue in the portfolio with the thinking that he has,” said Michael.

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