I wouldn't get into it over there (must be a gracious guest, ha!), but wow... check out the sense of entitlement in this thread:
Chatting with a friend from here on FB, he said it best, "Get your own damn economy." lol
Irritates me a little bit because, as the papers were saying last summer, Harper has effectively turned Newfoundland back into a colony - and not of Ottawa, but of Halifax. Everything has been consolidated there. It's a painful reminder of what happened after (and, it turns out, the reasons why) we were pushed into Canada.
The idea that... why would anyone waste the boom from Newfoundland's resources on St. John's? Surely they can manage this business out of Halifax?... is a tone set in that era.