On April 24th Federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Robert Thibeault, announced the closure of the last remnants of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the northern cod fisheries. The economic impact on Newfoundland will be minimal, however the federal government is coming to the aid of rural communities with up to 25 million in make work programs. AIMS Newfoundland commentator Peter Fenwick says it is another example of politicians being stuck in the last century. To read more, click here.