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  • Barry
    November 19, 2010 - 22:39

    I look forward to seeing the pudding!!!!!

  • W McLean
    November 19, 2010 - 20:31

    I dunno, Richard. The CPR was delayed by years of dithering about the route, required massive freebies to entice the partners to deal, went way over budget, and with so much money involved was rife with scandal. The CPR comparison might end up being very apt after all, if not for the reasons Dexter uses it as an example.

  • Durr the 1337
    November 19, 2010 - 14:58

    What about the people of Labrador who reside in communities where Diesel generators are still being used to power the towns? How about a handout to those people? Oh wait, some of those people have yet to get running water in some towns (Black Tickle) so I guess Mr. Williams doesnt care about them, or how about the families who lost their 3 boys? That area is still a grave for 2 of the three. Thanks again for screwing the hard working people of Labrador Mr. Williams, I guess the next time you come to Labrador passing out hundred dollar bills to buy your votes wont be in the near future....

  • Willi Makit
    November 19, 2010 - 14:33

    20% free to N.S. for 35 years? How's that different than the original deal with Quebec? Oh yeah, Quebec actually pays us for the power as well - even if it is at pitifully low rates. ''No more giveaways''??? This 'deal' is a whopper.

  • richard
    November 19, 2010 - 14:04

    This our CPR? Not really. We had a railway, once. The Tories gave that away, too.

  • Frank Blackwood
    November 19, 2010 - 11:23

    I have to congratulate Premier Williams on this deal, and it is encouraging to see we will no longer be a hostage of Quebec. There is no doubt the cost of living will rocket, but governments will have to readjust the cost of living for those who are on fixed incomes as they will be the welfare recipents of the future as their pensions will only be enought to buy peanuts. The province of Ontario has already showed a deaf ear to its senior citizens who are living below the poverty line. The future will see more people living on crackers and peanut butter and going to food banks to feed themselves and their children if something isn't really done soon. A future of begging and humilation, for those who were brought up in a different generation and built this great country. Frank Blackwood

  • lindy
    November 19, 2010 - 10:02

    another increase in electric rates for seniors with no increase in pensions or supplements

  • David Wilson
    November 19, 2010 - 09:47

    Danny, how about letting the residents of NL in on the deal. Finanace 10% of the project through project bond offerings that only NL residents could purchase and benefit from.

    • Darren ryan
      November 19, 2010 - 11:06

      I agree with DAVID WILSON. Only problem is there are probably not enough Newfoundlanders willing to partake. Thus, other people will be involved... How about we give Newfs the first crack and then others?... except Quebec obv!

  • Dave
    November 19, 2010 - 09:16

    I would like to see this new deal put along side the deal that was proposed with Quebec. I want to see a comparison to see if deal is any better and what bang we're getting for our buck.

  • A sober viewpoint
    November 19, 2010 - 08:00

    The Quebec view is that Quebec was forced by Ottawa to give up Labrador in exchange for the upper churchill, to the island dominion of Newfoundland for them to join confederation. How time becomes a spin doctor.

  • james
    November 19, 2010 - 07:02

    good deal but still 10 to 15 years away was this about nl or quebec

    • Dick
      November 19, 2010 - 11:08

      I don't know about Nalcor but Emera had been raping Nova Scotians for years all for profits for thier shareholders, which I presume Darrel Dexter is one one them, so to my friends back on the rock, be careful what you wish for.