"If Canada is to maintain a vibrant economy, the economic action is taking place in your cities, in your urban areas, and that’s true whether it’s in Toronto, or Calgary, or in Newfoundland and Labrador. "
After Thursday, May 29, Wayne Johnston (BA ’79) can sign his books Dr. Wayne J. That’s the day he kneels for the hood as a honorary doctor of letters from the University of New Brunswick.
"There aren’t too many problems that can’t be addressed by putting teachers in the classroom — where teachers should be."
"Newfoundland is a funny place in some people’s view and that’s one more risk factor … whereas in the United States, that doesn’t exist. [Americans] just want a product that will solve their problem. They won’t get all caught up in how large your company is, or where you’re from."
"While we understand the concern of residents of this province with respect to travel to areas where there are cases of SARS, there is no need for alarm. Our position remains the same — individuals should continue to use good personal hygiene practices when traveling."
"One would think that the money spent on retraining should have diminished the impact of this announcement. If jobs were created in fish hatcheries and grow out farms, we may have had a viable industry by now."
"I am absolutely amazed when I look back at that time that I voluntarily submitted, without question, to this form of rigid discipline, with a healthy dose of spit and polish thrown in for good measure. Not only that, I enjoyed it. "
Selected and written by Jillian Butler
Researched and compiled by Debbie Connors (email@example.com).