- December 18, 2012 - 22:37
Better stock up on 9 volt batteries before the government makes them illegal.
- December 18, 2012 - 21:21
Why is it that when I see the photo accompanying this story I keep hearing the "Empire March" theme from Star Wars? A leader who ignored calls to investigate Burton Winters tragic death is one I don't trust with our future. If we could harness the power of arrogance for energy, this govenrment and it's cronies could supply the world with electricity.
- J Thomas
- December 18, 2012 - 19:07
Is it still a democracy in NL or is the old fish merchant system alive and well in 2012? Pensions and salaries cut ,layoffs of teachers ,public servants and nurses . School & fish plant closures ,long bus rides for students. Hospitals that still aren't built. Corner Brook pulp and paper nearing closure and aboriginal rights ignored in Labrador. Forget a referendum or scrutiny by the PUB . Spend all cash reserves on Muskrat Falls and forget those living in or near poverty in these so-called have times. Power bills are going up and taxes will increase excessively over the next few years. Deficits of 3/4 of a billion dollars and bigger deficits to come! Where is the reason to celebrate Muskrat Falls unless you are a politician getting a golden pension after only 8 years and salary increases as recommended by a retired judge. Also you could be a millionaire and former premier or a CEO of a mining company or a rich LT. Governor who doesn't have to worry about putting food on their table or trying to heat their home. Sorry Kathy we are not all singing along to your song because we are too busy working for a living and trying to make ends meet.
- Fred Penner
- December 18, 2012 - 17:20
It took 30 years for the people to pay for Bay d'espoir but we got there....we all didn't perish from hunger! Now, Bay d'espoir is an asset for the province. We will get there for MF as well.
- James G. Learning
- December 18, 2012 - 16:46
So, is this tax grab, a tax grab with no holes barred, after all regulation barriers have been removed?
- December 18, 2012 - 15:53
You mean NOW they're getting down to brass tacks on the details. After sanctioning? Jeeez, they're all rife for Waterford.
- manitoba rate payer
- December 18, 2012 - 14:04
this women premier couldn't run a lemonade stand let alone being a leader/premier of a province. its all about her legacy, she will go down in history as the premier who made a laughing stock out of taxpayers. you can see it yesterday @ her sanction ceremony speech that she as no clue about the cost of hydro projects and how they are run. MERRY CHRISTMAS !
- Cold future
- December 18, 2012 - 12:56
This is the part of the government statements relating to legisative changes that is most puzzling "protect rate payers against additional costs and higher rates". How can putting in place changes to make the taxpayer/ratepayer captive to pay for all the costs of Nalcor for Muskrat (no matter how high the cost) be considered a protection against additional costs and higher rates. Sanction basicly locks up the ratepayers and the enabling legislative changes effectively throws away the keys.On top of all that having the present government crowd involved with lands expropriation and easements is not very comforting from a cost and ratepayer point of view.
- Maurice E. Adams
- December 18, 2012 - 12:46
That should have read "unaffordable" Muskrat Falls project.
- Maurice E. Adams
- December 18, 2012 - 12:34
I see that the day after her 'sanctioning?' of this unneeded, affordable Muskrat Falls project, in the House of Assembly today --- she is wearing black.
- Maurice E. Adams
- December 18, 2012 - 12:03
The proposed legislative changes prevent any private sector development of power generation on the island that could undercut Muskrat Falls' prices for the next 50 years ---- WHOSE BEST INTEREST IS GOVERNMENT LOOKING OUT FOR?