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  • I can hear the lips a smacking and hands a clapping over all the go-ahead signals already given on Muskrat Falls.
    December 22, 2012 - 18:16

    I think I see one prominent name on this commentary page, who is probably rubbing his hands with glee now, while waiting for a piece of the Muskrat Falls development pie. For God's Sake Opposition please make sure that there is an anti-corruption commission established to oversee the development of Muskrat Falls or we, Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, are probably doomed economically forever.

  • Tim Jamison
    December 22, 2012 - 09:57

    Called it

  • Since all Green Lights have been activated on the fo-ahead of the Muskrat Falls, now an "Anti-Corruption" Commission needs to beestablished
    December 22, 2012 - 07:29

    Since all of the Green Lights have been activated as a "go-ahead" for the Muskrat Falls Project and the electorate/hydro consumers of Newfoundland and Labrador have been appointed as the only mortgage payers on the Project, we must now demand that an "Anti-Corruption" squad be appointed to oversee the project. We cannot, any longer, allow "unchecked authority" by our politicians, to be the over-lords on the development of our natural resources. We have seen too many of them already get dispensed, with the only ones from Newfoundland and Labrador benefitting being the Politicians, who had unchecked authority to oversee the development and the Corporations who lobbied them to have the resources developed for their benefit. All because of the corrupt political system we that we have no choice but to accept and live under. That system, too, has to change. It is very dysfunctional for a province like Newfoundland and Labrador, but then again our politicians have to rebel against that system, it is due to get worse with the addition of another 30 seat to the Ottawa Parliament with not one for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

  • ICU
    December 21, 2012 - 23:22

    This is not about business sense and what's right. It's all about politics and maintaining the legacy of November, 2010. Emotion rules. NL electorate provided a strong mandate to the existing government in 2011; and alternative parties were weak. What else is there to say? Final cost: probably closer to $10b. Enjoy the show if you must; but it's better to turn nay-sayer's energy to the next provincial election.

  • John Smith
    December 21, 2012 - 18:29

    ...from reading coldfuture's comments we can see people still just don't get it...Muskrat falls is not a cash cow,,,it's not Hebron, or some other means to make gobs of money....no more than you would expect to make gobs of money going to costco and buying a generator if you need power. Sure, we may make a little money, and we will get a much needed connection to the mainland...but always asking...how does it benefit us? It benefits us by providing us with power....that's it...that's all it is supposed to do. Gull Island will be a money maker...not muskrat,,,no more than Bay d'espoir, or the oil burning plant in holyrood are ment to...

  • Eli
    December 21, 2012 - 15:42

    But at what price Brian? Jeeez, we don't even need the shaggin' power in Newfoundland. This government and Nalcor are disgustedly drunk on power.

  • Robert
    December 21, 2012 - 12:42

    Yes COLD FUTURE! Somedays it doesn't matter what one says or does Good will happen! Happy New Year or is that wishful thinkung!

  • Cold Future
    December 21, 2012 - 09:32

    Everything seems to be conspiring to let this boondoggle happen. Can't help feeling this will end in yet another millstone around our necks. If everybody outside newfoundland stands to gain so much, how can it be any benefit to us????

    • Brian
      December 21, 2012 - 12:28

      Seeing as the joint federal-provincial review does include extensive cumulative effects (asides from the transmission lines), and how spurious the claim that alternatives were not investigated is, this ruling is hardly a surprise and shouldn't be seen as some sort of conspiracy. Newfoundland and those outside gaining from a project are not mutually exclusive. A electrical project of this scale can be expected to have regional benefits, indeed for the price tag it should be expected.