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Page 40 - "Parade of Concern" for Sydney Steel

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1991/8/1 (290 reads)

'im' (Who is "we"? You I said there jwas a small I group of I people.) I Yeah, it's a I funny thing 1 - - funny jthing, but I since you I called this jmorning. I ??was thinking jabout that. I You know--a I lot of them I are not with . Allan I Sullivan be- jcame very [active with jus. I wouldn't doubt but that may have been Al? lan's reason for getting into politics later. He was a lawyer in Sydney/ Ann Ter? ry was very active. And she was very help? ful to us in the public relations and with the news media. Vince Morrison--Vince, a Supreme Court judge, died about two years ago. Vince was a lawyer here, in Sydney. And, part of Vince's background--Vince was a great, big man, oh, about 6-5, and he must have weighed 250, 260 pounds. Vince had been very active as a labour lawyer, and at one time had run on the C.C.F. It might have been N.D.P., but I think it may have even been C.C.F. Then later he ran on the Liberal ticket. But he was never elect? ed. And I remember--he didn't do much with us, but he did a few things, and he was a pretty sharp guy, good thinker. Sometimes it was great to have him at a meeting--he could get you zeroed in on the topic right Open Daily in 3 Locations TEA EOO (Specializing in Seafood & Home Baking ) ST. PETER'S . JOHNSTOWN . SYDPORT 535-2089 535-3422 564-5393 Entrepreneur of the Year Award • Cape Breton Tourist Association quick. Vince chaired the Parade of Concern meeting. It was big, and it was an outside meeting. And a powerful voice. He was sort of neutral, in a sense. He wasn't with the governments, he wasn't with the unions--he was neutral. A good chairman. For awhile, just before, and a little bit after. Dr. Neil Donovan. Neil's a psychia? trist. I think Neil is still around. He was in. And Sandy Campbell was involved with it. Sandy was The Highlander (a week? ly newspaper in Cape Breton) at the time. And then, quite a few other people. And all of our Extension crowd. Bishop Joe N. MacNeil was then the director of the Ex? tension Department in Antigonish--he was my boss. And Fr. Topshee was the boss in the (Extension) office (in Sydney). And I was sort of let go and worked full-time on this, soon as Black Friday came. I wouldn't say on Friday, but by Monday I was full-time on it. Then, there's a couple of people you may have run into--certainly you would know about them. Kingsley Brown, Sr. He was a journalist. And a fantastic storyteller, especially war stories. He was a prisoner- of-war during World War Two. But he, at the time, was working for St. F. X. in their development program. Doing some writing and public relations work--oh, sort of a combi? nation of alumni and their development pro? gram. And Kingsley, Jr., was a CBC corre? spondent. And he had just recently left the CBC. Both have homes--might be similar to ROUTE 4 The road less travelled! ST. PETER'S on Highway 4 Home cooking country-style with the gourmet touch • f Specializing in Fresh Seafood Recommended by 'fm''* Phone (902) 535-2997 • REASONABLE RATES • Hosts: Arden & Michaeleen Moffard St. Peters Drug Store Ltd, Don Stone, Ph. C, Proprietor Open 6 Days a Week Monday to Friday open until 8 p.m. Saturday open until 5 p.m. 535-2203 St. Peters, Richmond County, N. S. The Violin Shop ' Johannes Sturm Violinmaker/repairer Quality Repairs to String Instruments Custom Work Bow Rehairing New and Used Instruments Strings Accessories For information or appointment, call (902) 345-2883 R. R. 1, Grand Anse, Richmond County, N, S. BOE 1V0 Travel Richmond County's Route 4
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