Wednesday, March 7, 2012


VOCM Open Line host Randy Simms took the provincial minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture to task for some comments he made in the House of Assembly on Tuesday in response to questions from the New Democrat fisheries critic.

Under pressure from Chris Mitchelmore, Minister King quipped what many saw as his frustration with his current portfolio,which he has been in for just  a few months, “I guess one can only live in hope here that the Premier will move you out of this portfolio, but until she does…”

King said he still enjoys the challenge of the job and not to read too much into the comment made in the heat of exchanges in the House of Assembly.

The Liberal Fisheries critic was fast to react sending out a press release calling on the Premier to release the "beleaguered Fisheries Minister" from his role as he has "already shown his intemperance for getting the job done and the Premier should seriously consider his replacement."

Newbie Liberal MHA Jim Bennett  is showing a flare for creative writing. He stated in his release that King " has not been a happy lobster" and that the minister " admitted he wants out of the boiling lobster pot".

If Bennett wants to be taken seriously by the media, and his colleagues, he might want to consider taking the job, and the fisheries issue a little more seriously, it is the House of Assembly not high school. 

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