In closing, Ms.MacDonald was wrong to call me a “lapdog.”
At the risk of offending the politically correct , Labrador MP, Federal Cabinet Minister & Harper lapdog, Minister Peter Penashue has become the latest in an embarrassing line of domestic political quislings that have sold out their province to Ottawa interests.
Despite passionate pleas, well argued scenarios and the entire weight of the Premier's office, the Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre in St. John's begin routing distress calls to Halifax today.
Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador is urging municipalities across the province to fly their Canadian flags at half–mast today to protest the closure. MNL forwarded a resolution addressing the closure at the Atlantic Mayor’s Congress in 2011, which was unanimously passed. Further action on this issue with the federal minister is ongoing.
I think it would be more fitting to fly the flag upside down. When a ship is in distress and the crew has to abandon, they invert the flag.