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  • Linda Bishop
    October 14, 2012 - 09:27

    I can understand why they didn't want fanfare. This is embarrassing! If this money was put into actually implementing solutions to decrease the moose vehicle accidents that are increasing on our highways, public outcry would decrease. So many lives are being affected. Studies have been done again & again, now is time for action. Again, shame on our NL Government.

  • W. Bagg
    October 14, 2012 - 02:21

    Sounds pretty useless,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,maybe they should see where the cut off point is in health care, age vs money to treat someone, like they said, The idea is to do an economic analysis.

  • Ken Collis
    October 14, 2012 - 00:40

    I would love to see an independant economic review of the benefits and costs associated with isolated rural communities compaired to rural communities that have road access. What are the average incomes and taxes paid between each? How do the social services costs match up? What is the difference in the cost of providing a ferry compaired with the costs associated with building and maintaining roads? What are the costs of providing health care? We all wonder if the isolated communities are economically viable and this kind of independant research would help inform folks. (raw data should not be used when accessing ferry costs due to the mismanagement of provincial transportation dept. employees eg. using choppers for service when ferries are in re-fit due to poor planning of replacment vessel. Use only usual contracted figures.)

  • W McLean
    October 13, 2012 - 17:30

    This is fresh and exciting, given the remarkable lack of curiosity on the part of economists in Newfoundland in the past 10 years or so.

  • Winston Adams
    October 13, 2012 - 15:23

    Excellant idea. I wonder if Mr Locke would assess my proposal of Energy Efficiency as an alternative to new generation source such as Muskrat Falls. Especially since other jurisdictions are achieving over 2 percent per year reductions verus 2/10 of 1 percent per year here. Given the uncertainity of our island load growth, this is a critical issue to address before Muskrat gets sanctioned, as efficiency may cripple the economics of this project. Electricity for efficient space and water heat consumes less than half the electricity. Is there any better and more urgent need to address the economics of this for the homeowner and small business? Yes , put politics aside. Look at the technical issues, reliability, and especially the economics.

  • yo mama
    October 13, 2012 - 11:33

    There are no costs associated with preventing accidents...do the limit, put down the phone, newspapers, lipstick, food, Shit-zu's....open your eyes and pay attention, problem solved.