The following is an email we received from one of our readers who has asked to remain anonymous. We are sharing it with you for thought and commentary
Watch as you will see a line of politicians from local ones to provincial and federal, line up and give sound bites to news agencies about how it is a travesty that U.S. Steele is leaving pensioners in a bind. It's the popular thing to do. Give a "caring sounding" sound bite and be on the right side of the issue.
What I would like to know however, is what these people did prior to the U.S. Steele deal going bad. Did they keep in touch with the executives at U.S., Steele? Did they meet with them to get a sense for how things are going? Did they send the message that their involvement in our local economy is important and we want to ensure they suceed?
Or, are they just lining up now for the sympathetic, vote winning sound bite?"