While it may have slipped by in the election hoopla on Monday, the people who decided to vote in a CBC online poll made it pretty clear they didn’t like the provincial government’s announcement of millions in subsidies for the remaining newsprint mill in the province.
67% of respondents picked the option “we’re throwing good money in the wrong place.” The second most popular choice (14%) thought the company should pay the money back to the provincial government when it was able to do so.
Only 12% thought it was a good idea. 6.5% felt that subsidies were a fact of life.
Now this is by now means a scientific survey but it should give pause for thought.
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