- November 07, 2012 - 12:26
Let the NTV NEWS hold a public debate televised for the whole province to see, with a panel that would let members ask Questions, and the ministers answer those Questions, A public debate controled by an independent panel, where a member can ask a question and the panel decide if it is a question that should be answered or not, The independent panel controling the debate.
- November 07, 2012 - 07:47
Disgusting! Imagine not wanting to debate this project in public! We no longer have democracy. People of Newfoundland Labrador please remember this the next time you vote and PLEASE do vote!! Its your only voice in this dictatorship! ABC in NL sounds like a very good plan!
- P F Murphy
- November 07, 2012 - 06:31
I had hoped that the questioning of experts by the House would allow me to decide whether this deal is good or bad. I don't believe the opinions of the House of Assembly members are any more valid than the discussions that you might have at any of the bars around town and therefore I believe the examination of experts would have provided us with important information for us to decide to accept or reject this project. Darin King has just declared himself not an expert in psychology in the matter of the HMP and he is obviously not a legal expert so I wonder what would make him or any other member of the House of Assembly an expert on hydro-elecricity projects. What we are seemingly going to be struck with is a debate of non-experts all talking through their hats on a $7.4 billion project. I think that the Tories are so uninformed and unable, that they are afraid to expose themselves to experts who are not going to mouth the opinions that they have paid them for. Just more Dunderdale unaccountability and uninformed decision-making and it's all on the backs of NL tax and rate payers.
- H JEFFORD
- November 07, 2012 - 06:25
I know that the NFLD power will use the under water route to the mainland of Canada but will this also give NFLD access to US markets at a special rate, what type of contracts are in place.
- November 06, 2012 - 18:26
Is this a case where the Lib. members are incompetent, to ask questions. They are against the project, have stated so and are looking for anything to get out of the debate. They were elected by the people to represent those who elected them and the province as a whole. If the govt. lets tyhem question their expert wittnesses, they will want to bring in their own, the Group of five lawyers. To question the PC experts who will then question themselves . They want to create a three ring circus. Let them try and look after their own affairs a debt of over 800,000.00 with interest of over 35,000.00 per year. At least the NDP and Osburne are willing to represent the people and do their best, not run away because they can't play their kind of ball. I sure hope Coady and her renewal group shake up the liberal party, it needs to be done, if they want any credability as an opposition.
- November 06, 2012 - 18:10
What are the Tories so afraid about the experts coming to testify? It is obvious to a blind man, there is definitely something to hide here. Why the resistance to a reasonable request? Even if the government is being honest about the cost of Muskrat Falls, you can be 100 per cent positive it is going to cost more money than they are saying. Industrial projects in NL always do especially those ones that are government driven.
- which way is up?
- November 06, 2012 - 17:50
no need for debate !! no need to ask questions !! we don't need to know the answers !! our government has everything under control !! our government is looking after out best interests !! our government can do "no" wrong !! maybe we don't really need elections !! our government knows whats right !! isn't that the way Dictatorships work?? Joey Smallwood thought he had all the answers and we're still digging out from that hole, ( upper churchill )
- November 06, 2012 - 16:55
King, the RAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Cyril Rogers
- November 06, 2012 - 15:52
Is anybody really surprised at this? The bullies are just looking for an excuse to pull the plug on any debate. We have a better chance of having a referendum....and that is definitely not on!
- November 06, 2012 - 15:49
Imagine! "Darnit" King 'compromised' by allowing conditions for debate. Imagine again, he's talking about setting the government's rules for debate in the peoples house? Has he and they gone mad altogether?
- November 06, 2012 - 15:46
The King has spoken. All hail the King!
- Virginia Waters
- November 06, 2012 - 15:41
Much better no debate than the farce govenment has in mind. It passed a secrecy bill, it ignored a critical report from the federal/provincial evnironmental review panel, it stonewalled its own regulatory review agency until the PUB threw up its hands, it publicly ridiculed its critics or engaged others to do it form them, it juggled the numbes and fudged forecasts to justify the largest outlay of taxpayers' cash in the province's history, it kept changing its story on why the project was needed in the first place, and it spent large gobs of the public's own money to sell people like seniors on the idea that somehow this boondoggle was good for them. So, stifling debate in the House of Assembly is hardly a surprise. Did anyone think their elected representatives would be allowed an open, informed and free debate on this fiscal monstrosity? But 'tis an ill wind blows no good. It will put large chunks of change in the coffers of big business which it will pay for by leaching every dollar it can from ratepayers and taxpayers for the next 60 years. There you have it folks - our democracy at work.
- Scott Free
- November 06, 2012 - 15:21
Finally...that Secret Society known as the Con Party of NL is showing its true colors. Contempt of constiuents and distain for democracy; the legacy of the Danny Damage Era continues on under the Dunderdale Dimwits administration.
- November 06, 2012 - 15:19
What an absolute joke and complete farce this so called government is. Come on 2015 so we can turf this arrogant non democratic bunch of Danny trained bobble heads.