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  • Maurice E. Adams
    December 27, 2012 - 15:19

    After more than 35 years as a public servant, going into politics would be like going from the fat into the fire. But I have learned one thing, especially from Jerome Kennedy, having a law degree does not in itself make one a good representative of and for the people --- or the province.

  • Graham
    December 27, 2012 - 13:57

    Maurice we agree FULLY my friend. The whole point of my comment was to show thwt there appears to be no place in this government for someone who thinks in a rational manner like you do. The clowns we have there now have all the answers Kathy allows them to have. This bunch under Dunderdale is nothing more than a continueation of the Williams administration. Hell they even have the Williams Motto "MY WAY OR NO WAY" To watch Dunderdale spew out her crap saying all Newfoundlanders would never have to leave home again because of Muskrat Falls and the jobs and prosperity it will bring is enough to make anyone loose their Christmas dinner. This woman cant even read from a prepaired script she just stumbles and mumbles her way through it all. No wonder Harper likes her so much. She's a complete push over. Lost....Bedwildered.....Confused......That our beloved Premier ZDunderdale and sadly it shows more and more on a daily basis.

  • Maurice E. Adams
    December 27, 2012 - 12:10

    Graham, I think my comment shows the opposite --- that neither I nor the opposition parties were the ones that were supposed to have the answers........ "Government" is the one that should have had the answers but didn't, and the opposition should have posed a lot more, and more precise, questions long before the filibuster......... How many times did government members in public, in the media, and Ministers in the House and in public say for example that Holyrood burns 18,000 bbls of oil day, yet on average it is more like 5,000 bbls a day and the 18,000 bbls only applies when operating at capacity ---- yet over the last 9 years it operated at capacity for only 1.6% of the time (5.5 days a year), over the last 5 year less than 1% (about 1-2 days a year), and last year --- not at all --------- yet, not once, even though Ministers used the 18,000 bbls a day comment in the House numerous times --- to my knowledge not once did any opposition member challenge such a misleading statement. Government was frequently allowed to mislead the public about Muskrat Falls ---- UNCHALLENGED....... About the greenhouse gas fiasco? ------ 92% of the province's GHG emissions is unaffected by Muskrat Falls --- the biggest (by far) emitter being Large Industry (the private sector -- 42%) ---- yet government is making ratepayers pay $9 to $12 billion dollars for Muskrat Falls to reduce the 'public sector' portion by 8% (Holyrood)...... Where is industries' (the private sector) contribution to GHG reductions? The 8% is on the backs of residents/ratepayers, when the residential sector contributes only 4% of the province's GHG emissions. ..... There is no end to this fiasco. I did not hear the opposition bringing up any of these and many many other questions, when they could have ---- long before now. There are/were many others --- efficiency, demand projections, the $20 billion tax grab, the 50 year cost comparison, etc. etc. etc. .... Some were finally and barely touched on during the last week. Nothing to be proud of, for sure.

  • Graham
    December 27, 2012 - 11:33

    Maurice can I assume you will be running in the next election? You do seem to have all the answers. THis joked of a governmet lead by the BIG JOKE Dunderdale did nothing more than go through the motions and passed and sanctioned whatever the darn well pleased. YES WE DEMOCARICALLY ELECTED THEM, but this government is nothing more than a modern day DICTATORSHIP. ABSOLUTE POWER ABSOLUTE CONTROLL TOTALLY CORRUPTED?....ABSOLUTELY

  • Maurice E. Adams
    December 27, 2012 - 08:33

    How, on the one hand can you say "I do not believe that we can afford this project." And on the other hand, “We never made a statement on the project itself. It was on process and it was on getting enough information to know if it could work economically,” “That’s still where we are on Muskrat Falls.” ....... If you can conclude that we can't afford Muskrat Falls, how then can you not be "against" it?.......That does not make sense to me, and is flawed logic.......... In any event, it was not the oppositions' job to disprove the viability of Muskrat Falls, both parties should have have been fully and actively against the project when "government" did not prove that it was affordable, that is was needed and that it was within an acceptable level of risk -- PERIOD...... It was government's job to do those things. It did not, and the opposition should have opposed the project on that basis alone. In short, government and both opposition parties failed the people of this province. But it will be the people who will pay the price.