- May 12, 2013 - 07:18
Follow the money. The major donations to politicians are coming from the business community which supports Muskrat Falls? After the election, the winner will be in close contact with these same business people to remain in power. I'm amazed at people who see any saviours in this bye-election. There is absolutely no difference in the two main candidates. Look at their records.
- Winston Adams
- May 11, 2013 - 12:10
That much of coastal Labrodor is without roads and hydro power, and many on welfare, and twice the cost of living as in Nfld, and so many with kids sniffing gas, and kids lost to foster care, it is not a stretch for some to imagine Labrador as a concentration camp for terrorists. By our own mistreatment and lack of concern for the citizens of coastal Labrador, need we wonder that others from away would take such a view: a land suitable for Cain. A condition brought about by injustice. And to add insult to the Upper Churchill injustice, Jones and the NDP and Penashue, all are on board that we subsidize the cost of Muskrat Falls power for 50 years to feed the power needs of more prosperous areas like Nova Scotia, and New England, while their native lands, the coastal Labrador region continues in a condition of the nineteenth century. Who benefits and who loses? And who deserves to benefit? Surely a sell out , perhaps with a worse result than that of the Upper Churchill.
- Cyril Rogers
- May 11, 2013 - 09:51
On the whole, I like Yvonne's feisty character but it has bothered me for some time now that she has "sold her soul" so to speak, when it comes to Muskrat Falls. A bad deal is a bad deal and how she could have supported any aspect of it to attain benefits for her constituents is anathema to me. Our politicians need to start exercising some sort of principles in the face of anything but....but I guess that is too much to hope for from their ilk. Yet, to me, politics can be a noble endeavour....and we need the statesmanlike(non-generic) qualities of principled people to guide our future. There is but faint hope that the MF project will be abandoned.....yet, I continue to hope for a major miracle. Sadly, Yvonne will not abandon expediency for principle. The unfortunate thing is that neither can we hope for anything better from the others. The NDP are all over the map and Peter Panashue represents....something I could never support.