By André Faust
IRVING HAS GOVERNMENT BY THE BALLS
The Irving Oligarchy has been thoroughly researched almost to the point of ad nausea. Recently in award-winning journalism story in the national post, the House of Irving by Bruce Livesey and in a book Irving vs Irving Jacques Poitras, both Livsey and Poitras argues that’s Irving more or less bullies the Government of the day to comply to his demands.
According to CBC Irving pressured the then Progressive Conservative government under the leadership of David Alward to do something about Natural Resource Minister. Subsequent to a letter authored by Irving if premier doesn’t do something about the Natural Resource Minister, then they may have to downsize some of the lumber facilities and cease all expansion. Following this letter, Bruce Northrup was transferred from the position of Minister of Natural resources to the Department of Public Safety In an interview with the CBC he is of the opinion that it was because of Irving’s influence that he was removed from the position of Minister of Natural resources.
Northrup was critical of the forestry deal that Irving wanted, eventually, Irving was able to get the government to allow him a greater percentage of the crown land.
The following is a letter that was originally published in Halifax Media Co-op (2014), and re-published on January 8, 2018, in a CBC story “Natural resources minister in Alward government says Irving letter got him fired”