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  • Greg
    August 25, 2010 - 11:00

    Dear Nova Scotia: Approach any deal with the Danny Williams government with caution. They tend to miss the big details in legal matters and expect others to bail them out when they get caught with their pants down. Sincerely, The Government of Canada

    • Jan
      August 26, 2010 - 13:44

      Nova Scotia only wish they had a Danny Williams. Joey Smallwood is over, he did good and bad in his time but the year now is 2010.

    • Fred
      September 12, 2010 - 15:23

      That is a very sad and unfortunate point of view Mr. Sincerely, Gov of Canada. Too bad that 2 provinces trying to work together to promote a very green project is seen as a bad thing by you!! Time to wake up and become more positive in life.

  • John
    August 25, 2010 - 09:58

    This all started back in the late 50's/early 60's when Joey didn't push Pearson to grant us a power right of way through Quebec. It was further excaberated by Joey's signing of a bad jeal and then the extension of a contract that was 25 yrs into the future. Back then, even the Man above would have had a hard time knowing what would happen 25 yrs down the road. The worst was that HQ had at least 1 of their board on the board of BRINCO? when these discussions were being held about the financing and the poor state that the company was in. Talk about the fox in the hen-house.

  • winston
    August 25, 2010 - 08:20

    The Quebec position on the financial aid is discusting. This discusting is in addition to the discusting associated with Quebec not allowing an energy corredor through its province to permit transmission of power to the upper US states. I think NL should leave confederation and join the US and see how quickly the Lower Churchill would be developed. For the federal Govt. to allow Quebec to flex its muscles in this fashion is dishonorable. I'm certain that if it were the other way around, the fed. position would be different. It ticks me every time I have to turn a can or flip a box to get to the English instructions on the other side.

  • Eugene from Town
    August 25, 2010 - 07:23

    PPPs have been suspected as the nail in coffin of public control of everything from transportation systems to water utilities (look to Latin America for this scenario gone mad). I've suspected the formation of Nalcor (at a steep infrastructural cost) would be the WIlliams administration's attempt to do what Clyde Wells couldn't do, privatize Newfoundland Hydro (and by extension future hydro development). The philosophical bent of Ed Martin is little different than the executives of corporations, much like Danny Williams, how long before N&L is junior partner in all of this and the "wisdom of the market" takes over.

  • kent
    August 25, 2010 - 06:56

    We'd probably have an easier time getting this $375 million if the federal government didn't have to pony up $130 mill for the Abitibi fiasco.