Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Canadian public reaction

The NRPC site reported on a rally in Nova Scotia where former employees had a chance to show their displeasure towards PM Harper and his inaction and apathy towards Nortel retirees. The rally was reported on CBC and following that a piece was written for the CBC web site.

The comments on the piece show the total ignorance of some of the Canadian public about the plight of Nortel retirees and also what they are trying to do to obtain priority on the Nortel Canadian estate. There seems to be resentment and anger towards Nortel by some Canadians due to the impact on their investments and that has flowed over into unjustified anger towards the retirees.

If we are to change the law in Canada to give retirees the proper rights in bankruptcy then we will have to do more to gain public opinion. There are many people who sympathize with us but they seem to be in the silent majority. There needs to be more information and discussion in the media to sway opinion in our favour and make Haper and his cronies listen to reason.

The NRPC posting is as follows:

Former Employees Rally in NS with Harper

See the article at CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2010/08/19/ns-nortel-pension-protest-harper.html#socialcomments

Note that many of the comments after the article show that many of the responders really do not understand the issues - almost as if they were purposely spreading mis-information.

Also a video clip at 1 minute 48 seconds into this: http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/Local_News/NS/ID=1569531400

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