Frederick Roy Horner 
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Re: “The Ivany Report perspective on the film tax credit cut

I think that there was a lot of Gov money in most industries,"aquaculture" for instance,they haven't cut that off yet.Most every fishing,farming and forestry that is still in business has been given a lot of gov money to stay in business and keep everyone else out!

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Posted by Frederick Roy Horner on 04/14/2015 at 10:35 AM

Re: “The Ivany Report perspective on the film tax credit cut

there it is right here posed below,how can you stand up in an election speech and talk like that then cut it off,the film business.
I have stood by for the last fifty years and watched Nova Scotia communities lose their tools to work with,their natural resources,fishing,farming and forestry to a hand full of business men in business with politicitains talking bullshit about helping the communities and at the same time cutting our throats.

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Posted by Frederick Roy Horner on 04/14/2015 at 10:23 AM

Re: “The Ivany Report perspective on the film tax credit cut

I like what I just read Susan,last night on face book a friend of mine posted Steven McNeil with an election speech saying a lot of what you just said and I replied. Was there a mistake somewhere or was that speech a dam lie!

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Posted by Frederick Roy Horner on 04/14/2015 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Saying farewell to Nova Scotia for a reason

Our natural resources,fish,forest and farm,ancient old tools to work with and raise our families and create spin off jobs have been manipulated right out from underneath of our communities by Gov.enabling and financing big companies to own these resources.
In the fishery and farming quota was introduced,ground fish,scallop,herring,milk,eggs and more,supposedly for conservation.
In the fishery (IQs) individual quotas,an "allocation" of fish that was "given" to the (license holder) to catch,this was supposed to slow the fishery down as it was evident to everyone that the stocks were being overfished and dewindeling.
As I said I am not a farmer,I assume that there was too many eggs and milk on the market so as a slowing down tool,quota was introduced and that should have stopped over fishing and egg and milk market glutting.
It all sounded good to the average ear,THEN (ITQs) individual transferrable quotas in the fishery were introduced,no public input!
Everyone business minded person and company knew that the fishery was up for sale and that sooner or later the ITQ holders would sell "their" quota,the same in the farming business and I am not sure how the big companies acquired all of the forest.
I just know that the Irvings bought out a local mill years ago and went very big for a few years then closed it down putting everyone out of work!
These people and their investors that now own our natural resources are cutting costs in every corner to be more profitable! IE,from Canso to Digby there were several communities with fleets of offshore scallop boats,approx 120 boats with 15 to 20 men crew,today there are 15 to 20 boats owned by a few companies catching MORE scallop than the 100+ boats before quota was introduced!
The same in the farming industry,I think!
I do know that like in the fishery if a young man that wants to farm,he has to buy "quota" from someone else before he can buy his chickens or cows.
YES a young fisherman use to build a boat, go out fishing,catch fish and bring them ashore and sell them,a young farmer use build a barn buy chicken,cows and sell his eggs and milk,pay his expenses and raise his family!

Today that is impossible under the quota system.
Quotas have to be abolished and the right to fish and farm freely has to be returned to our young people!

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Posted by Frederick Roy Horner on 12/13/2013 at 10:54 PM

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