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  • Tim Jamison
    November 11, 2012 - 12:04

    That's not surprising seeing as how they've been ripping us off since False Messiah Smallwood signed on the dotted line

  • W Bagg
    November 11, 2012 - 10:12

    independant studies Mr Smith, ...................every pamphlet has Dept of Natural Resources on it...................and are sparse with facts and more of a propaganda attempt than anything else.

  • c.e. young
    November 11, 2012 - 07:26

    Here's something to think about; a) Ontario Hydro and Ontario Power Generation will probally be sold to the private sector. b) Investors are lining up to get in on this sale. c) The Obama Adminstration is looking for long term stabilization. d) Ontario cannot support it's power needs in demand periods. c) Ontario wants to sell the U.S. power. d) Where's this power going to come from?

  • H JEFFORD
    November 11, 2012 - 00:49

    When you look at the one sided contract that is in place now with the upper churchill falls power and Quebec, by Quebec taking the lion share for the sale of power, and not wanting to let NFLD use their its power grid to move power, The rummer of what happened after the signing of the Upper Churchill Falls contract Between NFLD and Quebec appears to be true, It has been said that the people from NFLD which travelled to Quebec aboard CFEL,co private jet ,when returning to NFLD crashed into No. 6 IOC iron ore pocket in LABRADOR CITY and exploded all aboard was killed and the contract and everything aboard was destroyed, it is said that the one sided contract that Quebec has is not the one that was signed by the people representing NFLD which were very capable of drawing up a good contract on behalf of NFLD

  • John near Markland
    November 10, 2012 - 21:21

    2041 is not difficult to plan for. CFLCo can simply sell the power for the current price. This time they sell it to NALCOR rather than Hydro Quebec. That might not sit well with HQ but they will have to let the shareholders vote on it.

  • joe
    November 10, 2012 - 19:34

    The Liberals are letting ANDREWS PARSONS, a vey immature MHA to make their case against MUSKRAT FALLS.The LIBERALS first of all gave away the UPPER CHURCHILL and ROGER GRIMES was set to give away the LOWER CHURCHILL until it was exposed and stopped.Please Mr. Parsons, from now on get your facts right and try to be a little more professional.

  • Cyril Rogers
    November 10, 2012 - 13:49

    What Minister Kennedy fails to state is that we will very likely need only a small portion of the power available from the Churchill Falls plant when it comes under our control in 2041. Indeed, QH does own a third of CFL(Co) but surely they cannot dictate what we do with it beyond that time. Are we now to believe that if we want somewhere between 1000-2000 MW of that power, we can't have access to it? It may not be free but I fail to see how we would, with majority control, not be able to dictate how much power we can take for our own use and how much we continue to sell via Hydro Quebec transmission lines. In that event, a 5000 MW line across Nova Scotia MAY be the only recourse but we are not there yet. The reality is that we will have access to ALL the power we will need at that time and the bulk of it will be available for sale elsewhere. Their obsession with Muskrat Falls is blinding them to all other alternatives and they will find excuses to proceed, despite the enormous risk involved. The enormity of that risk is going to be proportionate to the amount of debt we will incur, coupled with the oil revenue we will forego, by the government handing several billion dollars over to NALCOR to build this project.

  • saelcove
    November 10, 2012 - 09:49

    With nalcor,s approval the government released more info on muskrat

  • Harvey
    November 10, 2012 - 08:31

    Quebec...90M ...NL 1M from Upper Churchill. This sad!!! And we say that Canada is a confederation....what a laugh !!! Presently, I am not a supporter of the P>C> gov't. However, I am in favor of the development of M Falls. The Liberal and NDP stands stinks of politics. Andrew Parsons, your comments and your party's comments are not going to sway me to vote Liberal. This applies as well to the NDP. If different leaderships and opinions fail to materialize, I'm afraid I will not vote in 1915.

    • John in Whitbourne
      November 10, 2012 - 21:16

      @Harvey ... Those are BILLIONS not MILLIONS as in: ___ QUEBEC $90,000,000,000 NL $1,000,000,000 __ and that is all due to the giant brain the size of a planet that was JOEY.

  • Concerned
    November 10, 2012 - 08:16

    That's just to bad for us, now isn't it Jerome. So you're going to put all of us Newfoundlanders in the poor house just because Quebec made more money than us. You must think all of us Newfoundlanders has STUPID on our heads. This government should be ashamed of themselves.

  • John Smith
    November 10, 2012 - 07:59

    All along the opposition has been screaming for more information...for independant studies on alternatives and options. Then, when the government complies, even though they don't have to, it's not good enough? What do these people want? of course this has nothing to do with the project...and everything to do with getting in the media in a vain attempt to get out of the 15% polls they are now receiving. It will not work Mr. parsons...the people of NL are much more intelligent then you give them credit for...

  • badameli
    November 10, 2012 - 07:49

    I’m concerned,” he said. “They’re rolling this out — this has been the third or fourth press conference this week. A number of papers this week, 10 days before a debate was supposed to have happened and we’re getting this information now. If they really wanted people to see this and digest it, they’re going to give it to you in advance. And again it goes back to we’re taking this on the government’s word.” ----So the implied statement is that you can't trust your government and that they're lying? It's all an end around? Disingenious. Don't trust those guys, trust us guys!!! It'll be different when the shoe is on the other foot!