The Labour Council had no right to prevent the laying of any wreath. It is not their land, it belongs to the people. The City Council represents the people!
Posted: 4/30/2012 7:05:57 PM
John S :
For those who do not understand the issue Ms Butcher was permitted to lay a wreath in honour of her late son. The Corner Brook City Council laid off firefighters a short while ago. By doing so they reduced the the numbers of firefighter on scene at a structure fire to well below what is considered safe by any standard. It seems a tad two faced of them to be expressing an concern for worker safety now.
Posted: 4/30/2012 5:08:59 PM
I don't agree with what they did, but, I understand why they did it.
Posted: 4/30/2012 4:20:09 PM
Mary of Irishtown :
Ms. Boutcher, it's not about you, it's about who/what you represent. It's called a "protest" action and a deserved one when the person who is allegedly running your city refuses to listen and chooses to act in an arbitraty manner. You are, by default, an extension of the Mayor and city and the person taking the proverbial bullet. Go back and tell your council what the people of your city really think based on their actions. That's doing your job as a councillor
Posted: 4/30/2012 10:50:51 AM
BOO HOO :
Posted: 4/30/2012 10:24:49 AM
Karl H :
How pathetic !! labour council, another smart bunch of unionists , what a crock !!!!
Posted: 4/30/2012 9:53:17 AM
Jim O'Neill and Labour District Council are obviously the cruelest and lowest people I ever heard for denying a Corner Brook City Councilor whom lost her son to a workplace tragedy to lay a wreath.
While I'm aware what the City of Corner Brook did to the Fire Fighters in "bargaining in poor faith" was wrong, but it still doesn't justify denying Priscilla Boutcher, the City Councilor whom lost her son to a workplace tragedy, a right to lay her wreath and pay tributes to him.
Let me tell you something Jim O'Neill.
Day of Mourning is not a day to score political or Brownie points, its a day to remember those whom lost their lives.
Jim O'Neill, throughout my 25 year Special Olympics career, I had to make presentations or accept honours from politicans I don't like, but unlike yourself, at least I know when to set aside my political differences for one day, and Day of Mourning is one of time.
In light of Jim O'Neill's snub against Corner Brook City Hall, and especially Priscilla Boutcher, I hope Corner Brook passes a law making it illegal for unions to ban City Councilors and Mayors under penalty of hefty fines that will go to charitable events such as "Steps For Life".
Posted: 4/30/2012 9:27:10 AM
Looks good on them!
Posted: 4/30/2012 9:17:33 AM
Paul Oram :
i think this is discussing. What's the real reason for laying a wreath ? it's to remember those that have lost their lives or have been injured on the job. I can't believe that a labor movement could be so small. a very sad commentary for labor movements.
Posted: 4/30/2012 8:28:50 AM
You must have felt betrayed :
I guess she was feeling 'betrayed' just as the firefighters were! Although I am disgusted with the action of City Council, I'm not sure this was handled as it should have been. Notification should have been provided.