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  • William Daniels
    June 12, 2012 - 20:26

    Wiiliams and Dunderdale have blown 40 + million in this mill since 2006 but that is only a drop in the bucket compared to what has already been blown on Muskrat Falls.

  • Cyril Rogers
    June 12, 2012 - 12:53

    Well stated, Maggy. The more information out there the better but, as we both know, this administration is all about secrecy. The new Access to Information is a classic example of their paranoia but also a worrisome feature of all of their decisions. Everything is done behind closed doors and for whose benefit? Surely, we the lowly shareholders of massive debts incurred by projects like Muskrat Falls deserve to have all of the information put before us! Oh, can't do that! We might actually see the light!

  • Frank M
    June 12, 2012 - 09:49

    If the future of the mill, or the future of the province in general, are in the hands of two fools like Dunderdale and Gerry Byrne we might as well scuttle the island now and get it over with.

  • pitiful
    June 12, 2012 - 08:59

    Honestly, isn't Thunderdale the worst Premier we have had in recent memory? Perhaps Beaton Tulk's little ride in the top seat was worse, but honestly. She's a terrible spokesperson for NL, and seems to be so gullable. Whatever Mr. Kruger told her seems to be gospel? It's time for the Liberals to start getting people ready to run next election or someone in the PC Party to rise to the forefront because it/she has to go. I find it hard to believe that in a have province of 500,000+ that this is the best we got. Sad really.

  • Maggy Carter
    June 12, 2012 - 08:20

    I am not a fan of Gerry Byrne, but then again I'm a fan of very few politicians. Like most successful politicians, he is a skilled self-promoter. That said, Byrne has every right - dare I say a duty - to bring to the public, the mill workers, the union and even to government any factual material and valid perspectives that help inform their decision making process. Workers have had to weigh the views of the company, government and their own union. The additional perspective supplied by Byrne was welcomed by the workers and should have been welcomed by the premier. By condemning Byrne and characterizing his involvement as somehow illicit, Dunderdale is herself being overtly political and disingenuous. She is unfortunately an adherent of old style politics - that's where those in power try to control the flow of information to achieve their political ends rather than allow an open and informed public debate based on unimpeded access to the relevant facts. These old-school tactics have been employed by the Dunderdale government to push other parts of its agenda - notably the development of Muskrat Falls. Worried that the existing legal rights of the public to access information might in some way undermine government's ability to get its own way, Dunderdale has brought in legislation that strips those rights away. When it comes to public policy debate, so little has changed since the old days when Smallwood insisted that the only facts the public should have were those he personally approved or in many cases manufactured.

  • Holden
    June 12, 2012 - 07:44

    Premier in name only. She doesn't work for this province.