Opinions and Commentary

Jun. 26, 2015

As we strive to develop the port of Sydney as a marine services, container and logistics center, our prospects are good. Our marine services strategy is already unfolding and will have a profound effect on Sydney and its harbor in the years ahead.  There are some of course who think we will fail. Worse still, there a few who want us to fail. How Cape Breton could possibly benefit from this failure is beyond me...all it would mean is less opportunity,  more unemployment and more despair. With the West slowing, the lifeline of money from northern Alberta is beginning to dry up. We must look to develop what we have, especially our wonderful port. If we can integrate our port into the larger global economy, we will never look back. Our port is a gemstone waiting to be cut and polished.