- Tim Jamison
- November 03, 2012 - 21:29
The lack of electrical infrastructure in Labrador is why the new iron mines will be doing their processing (hundreds of high-paying, semi-permanent jobs) in the US. This is a good thing, according to the libbies and dippers
- Cold Future
- November 02, 2012 - 12:17
At least some true things are coming out. The government should give up on untruths like Its the least cost option, it will compete with Quebec for electricity in Labrador, the power is needed on the island, we will have blackouts, Holyrood must be shut down because of polution, we can't clean up Holyrood to provide cheap reliable electricity well into the future, the Nova scotia power share is not a giveaway and give up treating us like gullible sheep with wool in our eyes with statements like: you will save some amount on your bills in the long run from the other options, we must start now to plan for upper churchill power, we must build a 50 year life facility when cheap power is available in 25 years, oil/gas will go up to the point of uncompetitivenss with hydro, other options will go up in price by as much or more. Bottom line: Taxpayers need to know how much the taxation will be and how much hardship we will endure to subsidize this venture to the benefit of mainlanders and mining interests looking for sweetheart deals off our backs. Give up parading people with vested interests who will benefit from short term contracts, employment and spinoffs and preparing reports with conclusions favouably to the power warehousing agenda. If the energy plan is GFY Quebec, we can't negotiate with you we must go around you even at significantly higher cost, say so and get on with it.
- Political Watcher
- November 02, 2012 - 10:06
"The chairman of Mining Industry NL, George Ogilvie, announced that organization’s decision to support the development." Asking the Chairman of the mining industry to endorse Muskrat Falls is like asking the editorial board of " O" Magazine to endorse putting Oprah on the cover. Any company or industry who sees cheap power at someone else's expense would be crazy not to endose the project.
- Nasty Nate
- November 02, 2012 - 09:43
Sad part is Kathy, you are full of it. How soon you forget comments made yesterday, "Meanwhile, Dean Journeaux with New Millennium Iron says Muskrat Falls is necessary for his $5-billion project to go ahead." Last time I looked at a map this venture was inside the Quebec border, dame as your buddy Danny Williams and his Alderon venture. Might be time for a criminal investigation if you ask me. Someone needs to pay for this potential attempted fraud unless some open and honest answers are brought forward pretty quick. The tax payers of Canada want answers now, just not those of this province.
- Maurice E. Adams
- November 02, 2012 - 07:42
What a travesty. The truth comes out. Island ratepayers do not need Muskrat Falls power --- Labrador mines 'want' it. Even they don't need it, as over the fence in Quebec is all the power they will ever need at prices Muskrat Falls can only match by virtually giving it away. ..... Captive island ratepayers will not only be giving it away, we will be virtually paying the mining industry to take it for 2-3 cents per KWh while it will cost us 37 cents per KWh (and paid for in part by the precious one time windfall revenues from our offshore oil). Our children and grandchildren will not look kindly on us if we lock them into a legalized, 50-year theft of resources and revenues that is as much theirs as it is ours. We may have the legal, but not the moral right to take away their future.
- November 02, 2012 - 07:10
I believe if they are going to let mining companies in Labrador have access to cheap power, then they should insist that ALL PROCESSING OF THIS ORE TAKE PLACE IN THIS PROVINCE and not let the mining companies ship one ounce of the concentrate down the tracks to Quebec. Then, and only then, will I be in favor of this "deal".
- Rad Avery
- November 02, 2012 - 07:50
Hi I guess you could have taken a more unflattery picture of the premier but honestly this is too much.
- November 02, 2012 - 06:47
Jones is not coming out against Muskrat Falls like before. Wonder why?