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  • fed up with lies
    November 09, 2012 - 18:37

    first of all the minister shouldn't point fingers. he may have 3 reports in favour of muskrat falls, but those reports are not worth the paper they were written on, and besides they are a big waste of tax dollars. let the government go to the people, either in a referendum or a general election.

  • H JEFFORD
    November 09, 2012 - 14:47

    If NFLD thinks that the UPPER Churchill power is there for NFLD to use after 2041 they should think again, Fore without building the Muskrat Falls with its own transmission line to the island then under water to the eastern mainland of Canada with a transmission line built heavy enough to also carry the power from the upper Churchill after 2041, Then QUEBEC not NFLD will still have the last say on Upper Churchill power, If NFLD wants to send power over the Quebec power grid it will be on their terms not NFLDS

  • John Smith
    November 09, 2012 - 14:37

    Where are the naysayer experts? Where are the naysayer reviews? Where are the naysayer reports? How much more money does government have to spend to appese the know nothing naysayers? How many more reports does government have to comission? This is becoming a cottage industry for those involved in electrical generation. You would think that with the 2041 group, and all the other naysayer groups they could come up with someone somewhere with a shred of credibility to offer expertise on the subject....yet they have come up with nothing...nada...zip...zero....What does that tell you?The government has gone to extreams to provide the information the naysayers have screamed for...but to know avail. There is nothing that will satisfy them. Why? It is because they could care less about muskrat falls....it has nothing to do with the merits of the project...it is all about sour grapes...jealousy...idiocy. You have the poor ol' liberals wallowing around at 15% in the polls and a million dollars in debt....the last thing...the very last thing they need is for government to succeed in developing a project...they will do anything they can to thwart government...and to in turn hurt the people of NL. They don't care about this project...all they care about is their own comfy pension, and getting reelected. Sad pathetic, angry people....

  • Cold Future
    November 09, 2012 - 14:30

    Referendum is a necessity because a manipulated debate or a farcical debate and house vote with such a huge majority just won't make it. Do the right thing government, slow it down and get the independent unbiased review this needs. We know we have not been able to engage in sucessful negotiation with Quebec, but lets not shoot our feet off to go around them yet, why not give it another try outside of the courts. Its just too tough to negotiate with someone you have continuously before the courts. Quebec might just go for the same gieveaway we have offered Nova Scotia, you never know if you don't talk to them.

  • Jen
    November 09, 2012 - 14:07

    What ever happened to the idea that NL politicians are employees of their employer: their employer being the citizens of this great province.. who work on behalf of all of us for the greater good? Instead I feel like a victim here: getting their rhetoric beat into me. Something's very wrong with this picture.

  • TorbayBill
    November 09, 2012 - 14:03

    I am glad the Muskrat Falls naysayers didn't win the day when we were in the early stages of Long Harbour, Bull Arm, Voisey's Bay, or any of the other mega projects that are pouring dollars into our economy. Had they been heeded then, we would still be a province going cap-in-hand for EI payments and whatever else we could get our hands on from the mainland. This thing is going ahead.....no doubt about that. It's a good deal for our province, it's a good deal for our young people coming out of schools and looking for employment, it's a good deal for our tradesmen, and it's about time we had a government who had a little bit of push-ahead for this province. Danny Williams started it, and now Dunderdale will finish it and get this rolling. The naysayers have no vision for the possible, in my opinion.

  • Derrick
    November 09, 2012 - 13:39

    I find it odd that any other idea's are not even close or worth a indept look !!!

  • Scott Free
    November 09, 2012 - 13:17

    Whomever pays for the report, owns the report. And, the owner of the report can manipulate the contents to deliver the desired findings and outcome to support government's position. That Secret Society known as The Con Party of NL, will do anything to circumvent democracy and push its agenda against the will of taxpayers. If the Tories were that confident that their numbers on Muskrat Falls are right and that the project is in the best interests of NL, then open it up for discussion and debate to experts and have goverment's position proven and have the project proceed on its merits. If it fails scrutiny, then back to the drawing board or scrap the project. Oh, and Minister...in your press releases, please identify who is being paid so handsomely to do this research and reporting, and, how much it's costing taxpayers to put this Tory spin out. Also, please advise what connection these firms have to the Con Party, and how they were contracted? was it through the public tendering process, or unsolicted by Tory supporters? Or, simply commissioned by government to Tory friendly firms? PLEASE be accountable, open and transparent.

  • Scott Free
    November 09, 2012 - 13:13

    Whomever pays for the report, owns the report. And, the owner of the report can manipulate the contents to deliver the desired findings and outcome to support government's position. That Secret Society known as The Con Party of NL, will do anything to circumvent democracy and push its agenda against the will of taxpayers. If the Tories were that confident that their numbers on Muskrat Falls are right and that the project is in the best interests of NL, then open it up for discussion and debate to experts and have goverment's position proven and have the project proceed on its merits. If it fails scrutiny, then back to the drawing board or scrap the project. Oh, and Minister...in your press releases, please identify who is being paid so handsomely to do this research and reporting, and, how much it's costing taxpayers to put this Tory spin out. Be accountable, open and transparent.

  • Average Josephine
    November 09, 2012 - 12:44

    Mr. Kennedy, I somehow envision you in my mind.... dressed as Bart Simpson... writing lines on a classroom chalkboard: "Must please Cathy and convince all of Muskrat Falls.... Must please Cathy and convince all of Muskrat Falls.." Making your soapbox taller than anyone elses isn't getting your message across any clearer. There simply MUST be a debate on this in the House.

  • BlogDiss
    November 09, 2012 - 12:19

    Mr. Kennedy? You were far more interesting when you were playing the "pitbull" role! You were far more beleivable and sincere too!!!!!!!!

  • Cold Future
    November 09, 2012 - 12:09

    Enough reports cannot be commisioned to make this project economically viable.the excess cost is ablout the $ 4 billion being spent to go around Quebec.Free energy on 2041 can't compete with a $7.4 +++ billion boondoggle. How much wool would need in your eyes to believe that one?