- December 07, 2013 - 10:35
Everyone has an ego. And even if they aren't as easy to observe in action as a politician's, engineers have them too. That Mr. Bennett has been seconded into the role of PR delivery boy and talking head for the government --- because no one IN government has the first clue of how to address anything technical or financial on the issue without cue cards --- is a damning twist in this whole debacle. He must view the construction of this enormous endeavour as his own eventual legacy as an engineer, a crowning achievement. And that's fair enough....except for the fact that whether it ever makes economic sense is not his problem. He is quite motivated to see this through, regardless. In that way, he is a more dangerous actor than the government. His credentials and past experience lend him significant credibility, even as we step into completely uncharted waters. His growing 'celebrity' (and don't kid yourself...in this little province, heads can swell up over the most obscure amount of attention) has the power to further infect any remaining objectivity he might have. In short, while everyone hammers Dunderdale, it is Mr. Bennett that should be questioned and challenged as he's the one in charge. And with any change of government, even moreso.
- John Smith
- September 25, 2013 - 07:22
Tapper? Maybe you mean taper? Anyway, congrats to Nalcor, another milestone on time and on budget....
- NL Taxpayer
- October 21, 2013 - 15:02
John Smith You are a shill for government, aren't you? I keep seeing your comments and I have no doubt you are paid to say the things you say. No one with a working brain could possible have opinions such as yours. Go collect your check at the Confederation Building, shill.
- September 24, 2013 - 13:13
This shouldn't be aloud. This is destroying the environment and wild lives homes. This is wrong! And they are putting money into this project when they should be putting it in to making newfoundland a better place and a more stable province! Not destroying the planet for a power source newfoundland doesn't really need!