To the editor,
Here is an idea I believe is worth considering by the powers to be regarding the future of Maritime Steel.
Step 1: The federal government purchases prime land on the banks of the East River from the present owner, Abbas Jarfarnia, on the condition the plant is built elsewhere in Pictou County.
Step 2: The federal government donates the land to the Town of New Glasgow for park and recreation use.
Step 3: The present owner (Mr. Jarfarnia) to construct plant (Province of Nova Scotia could donate Crown land) somewhere west of New Glasgow near major transportation routes to Halifax and beyond.
This is an ideal time for a foundry with one of the largest shipbuilding projects in Maritime history only a few short years away in Halifax.
The perfect name for the recreational park in New Glasgow: R.B. Cameron Memorial Park in honour of a decorated veteran and an industrialist and a man with vision.
I believe this is an idea that would benefit all parties involved, first and foremost the hardworking folks from Maritime Steel and their families.