Newfoundland fishermen have been protesting for weeks outside the Confederation Building in St. John’s for a free and open fishery market. Riot police and horses were brought in to disrupt a peaceful protest.

The double standard in this country when it comes to protesting is as clear as day. Riot horses will get called in on peaceful Canadian protesters while foreign protesters get to wave prohibited weapons at cops and are served coffee on the side of the highway.

Like almost all of Canada’s most important industries, the Newfoundland fishery is dominated by a small number of corporations that have a stranglehold on the market. Three corporations hold the lions share of the processing and buying power, known as the ‘Big Three’. Sitting at the top is a foreign crown corporation Royal Greenland, owned by the Danish government.

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  • Harrison Faulkner

    Harrison Faulkner is the host of Ratio'd and co-host of Fake News Friday. He is also a journalist and producer for True North based in Toronto. Twitter: @Harry__Faulkner