There are thousands of great Newfoundland Thinkers, i'm sure.
Their problem maybe that they are not in a position of power like Danny Williams or his predecessors, although that shouldn't hold them back from having a huge influence on public policy and some do. i.e. Sue Kelland Dyer with the Hydro fiasco under Roger Grimes.
I'll just mention two of these thinkers that grab my attention, Sue Kelland Dyer and Carl Powell. Now some may call them a bit eccentric but I think that they are on the border line of genius compared to Danny and his gang.
Imagine a Newfoundland and Labrador Cabinet made up of a majority of ministers like those two individuals. A group that would not bow to the Board of Trade in St. John's or special interest groups in upper Canada, but would do what the voters really wanted them to do.
I can picture Sue and her group having Labrador Resources developed in Labrador for the whole province. Turning those resources into finished products for our own use and for export.
What an excellent idea Sue and Carl and why; pray tell me isn't it done by now. What forces are constantly at work to stop this from occurring? Is it about controlling the population of Labrador or trying to maintain the population of the island of Newfoundland? Whatever it's about; the present and previous governments have failed and succeeded simultaneousally. They have failed to maintain the island population or allowed it to grow and prosper and have succeeded in controlling Labrador's population by preventing industries from developing solely in the bigland.
All NL Governments past and present efforts to save the Rock have backfired. The number of Newfoundlanders that have left this province since 1996 is astounding. I've heard 60,000 residence.
It was said by me before, that our provincial governments have been shooting themselves in the foot since Confederation by keeping Labrador down. After all, isn't it far better for this province to have people from the island going to work in Labrador then in Alberta, unless you want a one town province. If that is the case, why don't they encourage all of us to move to the Avalon and get it over with. To bad for big business in the capital that idea wouldn't work, hey? If that idea was possible their dream would really come true. The dream of Labrador becoming one big warehouse for Newfoundland, just a bunch of barracks up there to hold workers in. Workers living there on a temporary basis to extract the wealth for them.