Next comes the new container port of Fairview -- mostly automated, providing few jobs (despite the usual glowing promises made by politicians and their contractor buddies during construction). Here comes the balance of trade: containers by the hundred, full of miscellaneous Cheap Plastic Crap -- mostly for the US market, some for Canada. Rupert's cargo handling facility now rivals Vancouver and is a shorter haul from the Chinese industrial ports than Long Beach or even San Francisco; the popularity of the port was supposed to "revitalise" Rupert (a dying fish packing town). Is any reader still naive enough to be surprised that, in fact, it hasn't?
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