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      Carol RipleyCarol Ripley

      1. I cannot imagine how I would rationalize the decision to take on debt of CCC co-ops as legitimate, especially if I were on the Board of a non-CCC co-op. To my view, I would see this decision as undermining the strength of our co-op’s position, and jeopardizing its future sustainability. I could not in good conscience communicate how the decision would be in the best interest of our co-op at all.
      2. I really fail to see how our co-op would have a voice at the Board table, nor do I think this governance structure truly serves all the co-ops they were meant to serve, let alone maintain and create value for our members. It seems to be much more concerned with the co-ops that were part of the CCC, at the expense of the non-CCC co-ops.
      3. I think that cognition and strategic interdependencies did play a role in Co-op Atlantic’s demise. Not only was there not a clear vision for each of the co-ops (or not well defined), the common pool was taken advantage of by the failing co-ops, which really eroded the legitimacy of the governance model.

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      Kathy LittleKathy Little

      Hi Carol I agree that Co-op Atlantic failed to consider the future of the other co-ops in the system. Along with continuing to operate the 28 co-ops under the CCC as deep discount stores, which was a model that had already proven unsuccessful, was a recipe for disaster.

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