- August 17, 2012 - 15:01
Ms. Jones should study the history books concerning the building of the QNS&L railway. It was not built by the Quebec government but by a consortium of American steel companies who started the Iron Ore Co. of Canada. The rail line ran from Sept-Iles to Schefferville, PQ. It was completed in 1954, which was long before Labrador City and Wabush even existed. The reason Sept-Iles was selected was because it was a deep water port and it is ice-free all winter long. It has taken successive provincial governments since the mid-80's to build a cow path of a road to the Labrador coast and you are suggesting that we build a railway? Get real. I think that it is high time that you retired, sit back on your fat MHA pension and keep on dreaming the impossible dream.
- Cold Future
- August 17, 2012 - 10:27
Is that correct-shipping out more ore? Thought we would have given that up altogether. Ore shipped out to Ontario from Voiseys bay should have been the last of this type of giveaway. How much ridicule can we take?-in Ontario they said after that deal that "It would not happen in Ontario but my family thanks you, I thank and my dog thanks you." At least in Labrador CIty and Wabush, they process the ore into pellets before shipping it out. Two paper mills which closed on the island were impacted because the people of Labrador would not allow shipping timber to the island without sawing it up or processing it there and now we will ship out unprocessed ore-We will never learn.
- Maurice E. Adams
- August 17, 2012 - 08:08
$5.8 billion would provide 1) a tunnel link for people/goods between Labrador and the island, 2) a more reliable/upgradeable power link between Labrador and the island including the land portion of the transmission line, 3) a saving of $0.4 billion for the power link between Labrador and the island, 4) a rail line that can link the mines of western Labrador with Goose Bay for the export of ore (bringing jobs and economic development to Goose Bay, 5) --- and a net savings of about $4 billion compared to the cost of an unneeded, high cost, high price Muskrat Falls dam/generation plant. .....TOUGH CHOICE. So why would Ms. Jones support Muskrat Falls, when a fixed link and rail line would much more for Labrador and the mines --- for much less?
- August 16, 2012 - 10:47
Stop the Insanity!!!!! Building railway lines to the coast of Labrador away from the mainland to create jobs in Jone's district???!!! Sad thing is that she is serious. Listen people, you may occasionally get irritated by the governing group, but please don't lose sight of the fact that every time these Libs and the NDP open their mouth they are requesting costly, nonsensical projects. The opposition parties are a farce...Need to stay the course despite a few hiccups me thinks.
- Christopher Chafe
- August 16, 2012 - 07:49
What's this....a Liberal complaining about work going to Quebec? I always thought the Liberals here in Newfoundland were in bed with the province of Quebec.
- August 16, 2012 - 18:48
Ms Jones needs a history lesson if I remember correctly it was the liberals under smallwood who gave everything from labrador away the iron ore from wabush is pellitized at sept iles The people who work for the qns&l at labrador city are not even permitted to work in nl where the quebecers perform all the work come yvonne take some history lessons before you start shooting your mouth of