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  • Yo mama
    July 28, 2014 - 11:14

    The Smallwood family must be red with shame.

  • dupce
    July 26, 2014 - 15:47

    I often find that some Newfoundlanders act a bit like children, they’re always throwing tantrums when they don’t have their way. In 1969, BRINCO went under and was saved by Hydro Quebec who took over the debt, installed the cabling, and promised to purchase 100% of the electricity at a good $$$$, because at that time Oil $$$$ were very low. It was an uncertain future for Electricity. HQ owned 20% of Hamilton Falls (renamed Churchill Falls) and ended up with 34% of Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation Limited. English Common Law is very clear. When a contract does not go against any laws, it will stand the test of time. Now if Danny’s Anti-Quebec & Anti-French behavior was good for some Newfoundlanders and some English Canadians, so be it. But I can assure of one thing, after that episode, the transportation of Electricity from the Lower Churchill (Muskrat Falls) will never be transported on Quebec territory in my life time. The story of incompetence does not stop with BRINCO, but continues at the “Come by Chance” Refinery which went bankrupt and ended up in South Korean hands. Oh yes, the cost of Electricity will be so high at Muskrat Falls, that Hydro Quebec could lay the cable and still supply Newfoundland at .07¢ / Kwhrs.

  • dupce
    July 26, 2014 - 12:04

    I often find that some Newfoundlanders act a bit like children, they’re always throwing tantrums when they don’t have their way. In 1969, BRINCO went under and was saved by Hydro Quebec who took over the debt, installed the cabling, and promised to purchase 100% of the electricity at a good $$$$, because at that time Oil $$$$ were very low. It was an uncertain future for Electricity. HQ owned 20% of Hamilton Falls (renamed Churchill Falls) and ended up with 34% of Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation Limited. English Common Law is very clear. When a contract does not go against any laws, it will stand the test of time. Now if Danny’s Anti-Quebec & Anti-French behavior was good for some Newfoundlanders and some English Canadians, so be it. But I can assure of one thing, after that episode, the transport of Electricity of the Lower Churchill (Muskrat Falls) Electricity will never be transported on Quebec territory. The story of incompetence does not stop with BRINCO, but continues at the “Come by Chance” Refinery which went bankrupt and ended up in South Korean hands. Oh yes, the cost of Electricity will be so high at Muskrat Falls, that Hydro Quebec could lay the cable and still supply Newfoundland at .07¢ / Kwhrs.

    • Joan Forsey
      July 26, 2014 - 22:19

      Dupce: You say, "But I can assure of one thing, after that episode, the transport of electricity of the Lower Churchill (Muskrat Falls) Electricity will never be transported over Quebec territory." (The mistakes in that sentence are yours, incidentally.) In fact, Quebec Premier Jean Lesage was quoted on page one of Le Devoir in 1965 as saying that any electricity that came into Quebec from Labrador would belong to Hydro Quebec. So this has been Quebec policy since at least 1965.

    • dupce
      July 27, 2014 - 10:21

      @Joan Did not Danny bring Hydro Quebec to court to try to get them to transport the Lower Churchill Electricity production in the future? Yes. And as I said before the 2012 election in Quebec, neither Charest then premier of Quebec, Quebecers, French Canadians whom Danny poured his venom of hate by traveling and propagating his message in New York, Toronto and Calgary would give him the time of the day. Also, the series of insults Danny threw at the then premier of New Brunswick, when he approach Charest and ask to have Hydro Quebec make an offer to buy out NB Power, all of which was scuttle (Danny's political $$$$$$$?). After the Election of 2012 when the PQ came to power, I predicted that never would they permit any transport of Electricity on Quebec territory. And knowing the Liberal party in Quebec today, after the 2013 election, that issue will not be touch politically for the next 8 years. PS. And I almost forgot, Danny was showed the door by your Progressive Conservative Party, because of his interprovincial behavior??????

  • John
    July 26, 2014 - 10:26

    when are they dummies going to realize that no quebec judge is going to side with newfoundland, stop wasting more of our money!

    • dupce
      July 26, 2014 - 16:07

      The problem with your argument is that you think that the Law on the mainland is applied the same way that you would want to apply it on the Rock, depending on your feelings at a moment in time. By the fact that your politicians are trying to manipulate Canadians Law, presupposes that your province manipulates the provincial and Federal laws on the Rock. You are being taken in by your own and you just don’t have the where with all to see it. Continue to spend your hard paid TAXES to Quebec law firms at 500$ to 1000$ an hour. Oh yes, as my lawyer friend said this AM at breakfast: thank god for people like you who are convince that you are going to win, more money in his pocket to dry a Mercedes.

  • gerry
    July 26, 2014 - 10:26

    “More of the people’s money going down the drain,” Michael wrote.'....I can think of the people's money wasted on individual's bloated salaries, perks & pensions....

  • Mark Graesser
    July 26, 2014 - 09:23

    On this one, Lorraine is right and Marshall and Ball in the tilting at windmills crowd. Ed Martin claims the judgment did not address the "good faith" argument (which is a rather obscure feature of the Quebec civil code). The judge actually devotes many pages to this, citing many legal opinions and authorities. The whole decision makes very interesting reading. The judge found that both of Nalcor's expert witnesses lacked credibility. Would Martin, Marshall and Ball pour more millions of $$ into this hopeless legal cause if it was there own money -- rather than our tax dollars?