Sunday, March 9, 2014

Lobster Report Recommendations Need Implementation: Chris d'Entremont

Maritime fisheries ministers, representatives of the lobster industry and others will be meeting near the end of the month. They'll be meeting to talk about the recent report on the fishery, the result of a study set up last year by the ministers to find better marketing methods and prices. The PC MLA for Argyle-Barrington, Chris d'Entremont, says its important the recommendations in the report are brought on-line as quickly as possible.

d'Entremont says most of the recommendations are worthy of serious consideration and worth implementing.
He hopes all parties can come together on them when they meet March 27th.

The Marketing Of Tom Mulcair

In light of the high-profile Justin Trudeau leading the Liberals, federal New Democrats are launching a campaign to counter his popularity by getting their own leader better known. Halifax MP Megan Leslie admits Tom Mulcair is somewhat of an unknown but he will be hitting the road in the coming months so people can see what party insiders already know about him.

Leslie says the objective is to emphasize the human-side of Tom Mulcair, who's been leader of the federal NDP and Opposition Leader since 2012. Mulcair is likely to make a swing through the Maritimes this summer.

RCMP Warning Residents About Fraud

RCMP are warning residents to protect themselves from fraud by keeping their personal information safe. March is fraud prevention month. Police are trying to crack down on fraudsters by asking people to be cautious before sharing personal or financial information through email, over the phone or mail. Sgt. Tom Murdock is part of the RCMP's financial crime team. He says people need to be careful.

Murdock suggests people ask questions or hang up the phone if they're ever unsure when speaking with someone who is requesting information.