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  • Cold Future
    September 14, 2012 - 12:01

    How stupid can it get-debt for Muskrat takes away money which can be well spent on the chronic debt producers such as health care-Flaherty knows that as well as anybody. But if the PC goverment of Newfoundland wants to give back to mainland Canada (subsidizing their electricity rates) which is exactly what Muskrat will do, the federal conservatives are all for it- its called giving it back to the ABC'ers and the ABC campaign. How often does a province voluntarily give back? After all, most provinces complain when their transfer payments are reduced. Why should we not be called stupid newfies when we do things like that-giving back.

  • Brad Cabana
    September 12, 2012 - 18:24

    The federal finance minister is spot on with his analysis of the US and European scenarios, but he is way off base with his failure to apply those same principles to Muskrat Falls and the NL gov. You can't have it both ways. The fact that it would supply mines with cheap power does not over ride the fact it will destroy the fiscal position of this province in the mid and distant future.Disappointing.

    • a business man
      September 14, 2012 - 08:32

      but Brad, what if one supports MF because they believe that destroying the fiscal position of newfoundland is in the best economic interests of Canada as a whole? I get that you are disappointed, but I as a taxpayer and voter support destroying the fiscal position of newfoundland if it benefits Canada (more specifically, if it benefits ME). How do you respond to that?

  • Fred
    September 12, 2012 - 09:00

    Seriously folks what does Cleary know about financing and governing ? We shouldn't take anything he says seriously except of course that he still feels the Seal Hunt should be shut down ! One term MP LOL.....

    • Robert
      September 12, 2012 - 15:52

      Took the words right out of my mouth Fred. Cleary loves a soapbox and attention, it's a shame he rarely has anything of substance to say when he's on one.