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  • Israt Khan
    November 16, 2013 - 10:21

    Oil prices are dropping. Future Price will not be enough supportive for the province. We should wait 3-4 years more. A big recession is coming again. We have to wait until that.

  • david
    November 14, 2013 - 10:17

    "New Democrat Leader Lorraine Michael said that the government shouldn’t pay fair market value for it." Notwithstanding that there are many reasons why Newfoundland should be extremely cautious, if not downright suspicious of being duped and left holding a financially ruinous bill of goods on this (per our streak since confederation), this is the singlemost stupid comment from a senior representative of the socialist party that I have heard in recent memory. Beyond illustrating her complete lack of economic clue, her comments are an embarrassment. They do nothing short of illustrating the precise reason why we must not even engage in such discussions.

  • brett
    November 14, 2013 - 09:27

    "Both opposition parties said they support the province going after the Hibernia stake, although New Democrat Leader Lorraine Michael said that the government shouldn’t pay fair market value for it." Well it doesn't make sense for the Canadian Government to sell it at a significant discount and screw the rest of the country now does it? Thanks for the input Ms. Michaels. A fair trade is a fair trade. Flaherty can manage to sell the stake and get to a surplus position in 2015, then maybe it makes sense for them to sell it, but other than that, the stake is a cash cow and I don't really see why anyone would give up an investment like that for the prospect of having fewer opportunities. You'd better hope you have oil prices marked correctly for the future years.

    • Chantal
      November 14, 2013 - 12:02

      Yes David. And Kathy said essentially the same thing.

  • Layoff Some More Bureaucrats
    November 14, 2013 - 09:12

    Get rid of some more bureaucrats and political staffers to help pay for those shares Premier.

  • Robb
    November 14, 2013 - 08:51

    You go premier....and pay no attention to the partisan doomsday freaks....we have the oil and we should definitely be in the oil business. So if the naysayers give you some cock and bull story about a half a glass, tell them how many more years that Hibernia will be pumping oil. And certainly, when you look at it logically, this gov't has done a great job of managing our resources...quite unlike the give-away years of the liberals. But the opposition cannot have you look at anything logically, so they throw up the smoke and mirrors crap, anything to take people's minds off the good things...I mean, no inspections for the Santa Claus Parade..??..OMG...and the opposition would have you all believe that the gov't is sinking the province..??..silly thinking from a silly bunch.

    • Chantal
      November 14, 2013 - 09:32

      Err, if you had bothered to read the article, you would see that both opposition parties support the move. As for resource give-aways, one needn't look much further than our own federal Tories.

  • Charles
    November 14, 2013 - 05:32

    Yes premier, just as will finishing sinking the province, Now the glass is half full, the fed want to sell. Tell me do the people get to have say in this one? or is full speed ahead?