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House of Assembly Hansard Excerpt May 22nd, 2012
House of Assembly Hansard Excerpt May 23rd, 2012
House of Assembly Hansard Excerpt May 28th, 2012
House of Assembly Hansard Excerpt June 4th-5th
House of Assembly Hansard Excerpt June 7th
House of Assembly Hansard Excerpt June 11th 
House of Assembly Hansard Excerpt June 19th



Petition to Fund REDBs 



Letter from the Town of Conche  
Letter from the Town of Bonavista to Hon. Bernard Valcourt, P.C., M.P.
Letter from the Town of Anchor Point to Hon. Bernard Valcourt, P.C., M.P. 



Media Release from HEDB- June 19th, 2012

CBC Labrador Morning Show- June 19th, 2012- Ted Lomond

CBC Central Morning Show- June 19th, 2012

CBC St. John's Morning Show- June 19th, 2012

Central Labrador Regional Economic Development Board- CBC interview- June 20th, 2012

News Release from Provincial Opposition- June 20th, 2012

Ted Lomond on West Coast Morning Show- June 19th, 2012

The Business Post Editorial- June 18th, 2012 

VOCM- June 18th, 2012

Article in the Western Star- June 7th, 2012

Article from The Coaster- June 5th, 2012

Federal Cuts Concern City Council

Gander Beacon May 29th 

Schooner Regional Economic Development Board Responds to Cuts

 Article from The Packet- May 24th, 2012

Article from Norwester- May 24th, 2012 

Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador- Municipal News- May 2012 

The Western Star- May 23rd, 2012 

Audio Clip- CBC Interview with Carol Best, Executive Director of the Central Labrador Economic Development Board

Letter to REDO Board Members and Municipalities
Letter from Minister of State- ACOA - Bernard Valcourt  

May 22nd, 2012 

Voice Clip

CBC Here and Now May 22nd, 2012. Clip starts at 103

Press Release - Schooner Regional Development Corporation

May 24, 2012 - To view Press Release please Click Here.

Cuts to RED Boards Disappointing: Chris Mitchelmore, MHA for Straights White Bay Nort

VOCM - Thursday, May 24, 2012

The MHA for the Straights White Bay North says he's extremely disappointed that ACOA is going to be discontinuing funding of Rural Economic Development, or RED Boards. Government announced earlier this week funding will be cut to all boards in Atlantic Canada by next May. On VOCM Nightline with Pete Soucy, NDP MHA Chris Mitchelmore says the RED Boards participate in worthwhile economic development, like the broadband that was introduced to the Northern Peninsula by the Nordic Economic Development Corporation back in 2004.

He says the provincial government only had to provide 85 thousand dollars to bring broadband internet service to 36 communities as a result of the efforts of the local RED Board.Minister Bernard Valcourt's office tells VOCM News that any RED Boards still in operation after next year will be eligible for project funding if the projects are 'aligned with ACOA priorities'. His office says the projects themselves remain eligible for financing under ACOA programs regardless of whether or not RED Boards continue to operate.

Drag me!  A Lethal Blow to Regional Economic Development Boards.

Radio Noon Interview - May 23, 2012 - Roxanne Notley is the executive director of the Southeastern Aurora Development Corporation in Labrador. We've reached her in Port Hope Simpson. Linda Randell is executive director of the Nordic Economic Development Corporation on the Northern Peninsula. We've reached her in Roddickton. - Play Audio Clip

News Release - Discovery Regional Development Board - May 28, 2012

Federal Funding Cuts to Discovery Regional Development Board. To read full Release please click here.

News Release - Clarenville Area Chamber of Commerce - May 23, 2012

Clarenville Area Chamber of Commerce
292A Memorial Drive
Clarenville, NL A5A 1P1
May 23, 2012
Closure of the RED Boards
The Clarenville Area Chamber of Commerce (CACC) is disappointed with the news that Federal Government will cease the funding from the Economic Development Boards in Newfoundland & Labrador as of May, 2013.
The Discovery Regional Development Board (DRDB) represents over 100 communities from Chapel Arm to Port Blandford to Swift Current and to Bonavista. Oil and gas is a priority sector in this region with the DRDB being one of the main players in connecting regional businesses within this sector. 
This region is home to world class assets which have been attracting oil and gas industry activity for years. These assets include: Bull Arm Fabrication Site, North Atlantic Refinery, the Newfoundland Transshipment Terminal, and the New Processing Plant being constructed in Long Harbour.
Since 2010, the DRDB, CACC, and other Stakeholders have been part of the Eastern Supplier Development Alliance (ESDA) working with regional businesses within our communities to assist them with supplying their goods and services to the Oil and Gas Industry; in particular to the Hebron Project. Over the next several years the Eastern Region will be booming with development as ExxonMobil moves forward with development of Hebron’s Gravity Based Structure. As a result of the funding for the RED Board being cut, initiatives like ESDA and many other economic development initiatives that are put in place by these Boards will be jeopardized. 
The Clarenville Area Chamber of Commerce is requesting the Federal Government along with the Provincial Government to look seriously at the consequences of this action and to look at what can be done to ensure that the work of the highly successful RED Boards continue which will assist in the economic growth of the rural communities
Media Contact:
Brian Smith, President
Ina Marsh, Office Manager
Clarenville Area Chamber of Commerce
(709) 466-5800


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