‘A force’: Former N.L. and federal cabinet minister John Efford has passed away

Former federal and provincial cabinet minister John Efford is being remembered as “true icon” of Newfoundland and Labrador politics. He died Sunday at the age of 77. Efford was born in 1944 in the small fishing community of Port de Grave. He became the provincial Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture in 1996, four years after a moratorium on cod fishing in the province led to widespread economic collapse and despair, particularly in rural areas. Efford was a fisherman himself and, as minister, he fought hard for the industry’s recovery. >click to read< 08:52

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