‘Government Discrimination Backfires’

The federal government’s ‘reverse discrimination’ policies inevitably satisfy no one – including those the discrimination is intended to benefit:

“A backlash is growing against a multimillion-dollar federal bid to promote {one-way} ‘reconciliation’ and economic development among ‘indigenous’ groups in Atlantic Canada and Quebec.

“A group that represents 13 Mi’kmaq ‘First Nations’ {‘Siberian settler communities’} in Nova Scotia issued a statement Friday saying it is joining politicians in Newfoundland and Labrador to demand Ottawa reverse its recent decision to award a lucrative Arctic surf clam fishing licence to a company based in Cape Breton that claims to have ‘indigenous’ partners in all five provinces.

“The ‘Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs’ is calling for a review of the Feb. 21 decision, saying it can find no evidence that the company has any ‘indigenous’ partners in Nova Scotia.

“We have serious questions about the integrity and fairness of the process”,
Assembly co-chairman Terrance Paul said in a statement.

{There is NO “integrity and fairness” involved in systemic government discrimination…}

“In St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador Fisheries Minister Gerry Byrne made a similar allegation about phantom ‘First Nations’…
{‘First Nations’ are themselves a ‘phantom’ concept…}

“What we know to be true is that this is anything but ‘reconciliation’. This has pitted province against province, community against community, and ‘First Nation’ against ‘First Nation’”
{Then stop discriminating…}

“The CEO of Premium Seafoods, Edgar Samson, declined to comment when reached by phone Friday. He directed all calls to his business partner, Arren Sock, chief of the Elsipogtog ‘First Nation’ on New Brunswick’s east coast. Sock did not respond to a message left at the Band office.
{Elsipogtog was the reserve where the anti-fracking violence exploded:

SWN returning to New Brunswick as Mi’kmaq plan renewed resistance{April 19, 2014}:
“The Mi’kmaq community of Elsipogtog is only about 17 kilometres west of Richibucto and its ‘War Chief’ John Levi said SWN should again expect resistance…”

N.S. man charged with throwing Molotov cocktails{March 10, 2014}:
“A 20-year-old Nova Scotia man has been charged with throwing Molotov cocktails at police… He has been in custody since the day of the protest, when he was arrested for careless use of a firearm.”

Indian Environmental ‘Warriors’ Now Burning Tires, Getting Arrested‘ (New Brunswick) {December 3, 2013}:

Arrests for Rexton Sabotage‘ (New Brunswick) {November 26, 2013}:

New Brunswick Riot Against Fracking – Video {October 18, 2013}: https://www.facebook.com/ENDRACEBASEDLAW/photos/a.336196793149227.59519.332982123470694/414701851965387/?type=1

Natives torch police cruisers at protest in N.B.{October 17, 2013}: https://www.facebook.com/ENDRACEBASEDLAW/photos/a.336196793149227.59519.332982123470694/414255558676683/?type=1 }
“When the deal was announced, Sock said there was an agreement in principle among five ‘First Nations’. He declined to name them, but he said they included two Innu communities, from Quebec and Labrador, and two Mi’kmaq bands from Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton…

“Eight groups competed for the licence, including the {brand new} Qalipu ‘First Nation’ in Newfoundland…
{Canada’s Newest Tribe’ (Qalipu/Newfoundland) {January 11, 2017}:

https://www.facebook.com/ENDRACEBASEDLAW/photos/a.336196793149227.59519.332982123470694/929790987123135/?type=3 }

“Federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc’s decision ended a monopoly for Halifax-based industry giant ‘Clearwater Seafoods Inc.’, which supports the initiative but is also calling for a review.

“It raises some serious questions about the integrity of the process”,
said company spokeswoman Christine Penney.

“Clearwater, which must give up a quarter of the allowable catch, had submitted a proposal that included a partnership with the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs.

“The decision has spurred anger in Grand Bank, N.L., population 2,200, which has been home to Clearwater’s main, year-round clam processing facility for 27 years. A separate plant in Glace Bay, N.S., also sorts and packages some product. The two operations employ 452 people.

Canadian surf clams packaged for sale in the Chinese market, Clearwater Seafoods Limited Partnership facility near Qingdao, China, Monday, October 31, 2011. (MARKETWIRE PHOTO–Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

“The company developed the industry over 30 years, designing special factory-freezer ships to get the job done. The company’s three vessels are the only ones of their kind in the world, Penney said.

“We spent many unprofitable years figuring out how to harvest this clam”,
Penney said…

“When LeBlanc awarded the licence to ‘Five Nations’, he made it clear that ‘indigenous’ groups from all five provinces would be taking part in the Arctic surf clam fishery, which generated $90 million in sales in 2016 and mainly supplies the Asian sushi and sashimi market…”

–‘Rancour grows over Indigenous clam licence: ‘This is anything but reconciliation’,
Michael MacDonald, Canadian Press, March 2, 2018

Feature PHOTO: Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc (Andrew Vaughan–Canadian Press)


On-board handling of Surf Clams. (N.Stolpe photo)

“A company made up of ‘First Nations’ members from Quebec and Atlantic Canada — and led by the brother of a ‘Liberal’ MP — has won a new licence for Arctic surf clam, ending a longtime monopoly on the multimillion-dollar industry held by fisheries giant ‘Clearwater Seafoods Inc.’

“Granting the lucrative offshore licence to ‘Five Nations Premium Clam Co.’ will boost ‘indigenous’ participation in the industry and spread economic and social benefits across eastern Canada, said Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc.

“This is a powerful step toward ‘reconciliation’”,
LeBlanc said…

“Last year, the government announced it would add a fourth licence comprising 25% of the total allowable catch of Arctic surf clam, and that the successful applicant would be an ‘indigenous’ entity and majority Canadian-owned.

“‘Five Nations Premium Clam’ will partner with ‘Premium Seafoods’ to harvest, process and market the catch.

Edgar Samson, whose brother is ‘Liberal’ MP Darrell Samson, is listed as President for both companies


“Clearwater is crying foul over the announcement and promising legal action against the government following its own unsuccessful bid, which involved partnering with 13 Mi’kmaq bands in Nova Scotia.

“We are disappointed in this outcome”,

the company said in a statement, adding that it invested $156 million over the past three years to boost its capacity and develop the fishery and the market.

“The minister has destabilized the investment climate in the Canadian fisheries…”

“The fishing grounds for Arctic surf clams are located mainly off Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador, and the current quota is about 38,000 tonnes and worth tens of millions of dollars annually.”

–‘First Nations’ group wins lucrative clam fishery, breaks up Clearwater monopoly’,
Geordon Omand, CANADIAN PRESS, February 22, 2018


See also:
More overt government discrimination…’ (Hiring CBC President) {Aug.28, 2017}:
“Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, ‘indigenous’ peoples {descendants of Siberian settlers}, persons with disabilities, and members of ‘visible’ minorities {What about invisible minorities?}


Ontario Expands Canada’s Linguistic Hypocrisy’ (Bilingualism) {Aug. 7, 2017}:
“More divisive ‘group identity’ politics from the Ontario government. Having bilingual provincial services in other provinces while Quebec is unilingual is simply hypocrisy and discrimination…”

The Strange Case of Canadian ‘Legal Equality’ (Charter Section 15) {March 8, 2016}:
“The political — and therefore, ‘flexible’ — tool that is subsection (2) means that the Constitutional Principle of Section 15(1) cannot really exist as a ‘Principle’, and merely serves as an inspirational introduction to the court-driven social engineering enabled by subsection (2).

“As a result, legal equality of individual Canadian citizens has become a thing of the past…”

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