Will socalism, protectionism, self defence, a la danny williams spread?

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Brian White
Will socalism, protectionism, self defence, a la danny williams spread?

I get this stuff in email and thought it might be of interest. 

http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/bullet179.html#continue

Williams not only started ABC, he is also making enemys in big business while protecting workers long term interest. 

I read today in focus magazine that "one danish wind energy company sold 8 billion worth of turbines in 2007, an amount equal in value to the sale of ALL forest products by ALL the companys operating in BC!"

(so says the dean of science at Uvic) 

One alternative energy company, in a tiny country!  Somebody is being ripped off!  

Hopefully someone in bc will stand against these companies.  It is clear that the BC Libs are one and the same with these resource thieves.

www.focusonline.ca 

old_bolshie

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I read today in focus magazine that "one danish wind energy company
sold 8 billion worth of turbines in 2007, an amount equal in value to
the sale of ALL forest products by ALL the companys operating in BC!"

So what-BC is a small place and forestry is at best a sunset industry.

Fidel

What about BC's export of copious amounts of natural gas to that giant terrawatt lightbulb south of them?

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

Brian White wrote:

I get this stuff in email and thought it might be of interest. 

http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/bullet179.html[/quote]

Try reading that article to the end. Where does it say Danny Williams is a socialist or is protecting workers' long term interests? What do you make of this:

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Danny Williams insists that he is devoted to business and corporate interests. He does not challenge the decision of Abitibi to close its paper mill in Grand Falls-Windsor. "We understand there are downturns in the paper industry that affect company operations," he told the CBC.

Nor does he challenge Abitibi's retaliatory measure in shutting down part of its timber cutting operations following the government's revocation announcement.

When asked by CBC why Abitibi is closing the paper mill, Williams' answer was a coy defense of the company's right to do whatever it wishes with the mill. George MacDonald of the CEP, on the other hand, explained the closure as motivated by Abitibi's desire to make money by selling electricity from generating facilities that previously served the mill. "There is more money in selling [electricity] than in paper making," he bluntly told CBC's The Current on December 18.

Williams' concern is that local business interests receive a larger piece of the pie when multinationals set up shop. In Abitibi's case, its use and abuse of the paper mill was all "shaft" and no "sharing" of the proceeds.

Williams contrasts his government's relations with Abitibi to those with the oil industry. He says his government has a "great relationship" with the oil companies.

Brian White

5 times the size of the UK is hardly a small place. You know how big denmark is? 

old_bolshie wrote:

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I read today in focus magazine that "one danish wind energy company sold 8 billion worth of turbines in 2007, an amount equal in value to the sale of ALL forest products by ALL the companys operating in BC!"

So what-BC is a small place and forestry is at best a sunset industry.