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  • Hank
    November 05, 2013 - 20:29

    The power that is created by harnessing a water falls that Flowed for thousands of years and will flow for thousands of years more turning the generator turbines at no cost , Creating Clean,reliable, Dependable power, Is the Cleanest,most reliable, safest and Cheapest source of power in the WORLD.

  • Corporate Psycho
    October 21, 2013 - 21:34

    Dunderdale is going to take us all down with her.

  • Brad Cabana
    October 21, 2013 - 06:28

    Randy Simms needs to take note there are five serious lawsuits against the project, not just one. The Nunatsiavut lawsuits for istance target the construction of the dam itself. Media here really needs to start seriously explaing to people what is happening. So far that is a very serious failuer on their part.

  • Pauline
    October 20, 2013 - 05:53

    LOL...Really. Randy, Can you recall on many occasion, you said if we wanted the best people in the HOA, to represent us, We would have to pay the money for the best...LOL...Look like we got the best...And history is about to respect itself, with this liberal leadership race. If the people kick out the PCS, will we be any better of with the liberal? My answer is no.

  • Trace
    October 19, 2013 - 19:43

    Hmmm thing is I live near the project. Its tearing our land apart there has been so much damage to the environment because of this deal that is horrific to us who are dealing with the crap that has come to our area. No one is considering how we feel. Dunderdale has plugged away with no consideration to the people here. What price do we have to pay? Too much. There are reports that Agent White which was banned for pesticide use in the province is being used here. There needs to be our needs and what happens if the project is a dud? This province will pay the price for greed and ignorance.

  • JM
    October 19, 2013 - 13:35

    This government has no mandate to proceed with the project in the absence of a loan garuntee. The DG3 numbers presented by Dunderdale and Nalcor to support the vote I the house of assembly had the benefits of the loan garuntee included. Without the FLG, and with current oil projections, muskrat falls is not the lowest cost option, even when you only consider 2 options. This project should be immediately halted, and the 1 billion contract put on hold, until the Emera situation is resolved, and things are sorted with hydro Quebec. This project is indeed in big trouble. All the risk is with us. Poor and premature decision making has got is to this spot.

  • Maurice E. Adams
    October 19, 2013 - 09:44

    Very well said Mr. Simms. It's been said that "a wise person learns, not from their own mistakes, but from the mistakes of others". I suspect the premier's 'remedy' (for no deal with Nova Scotia) could be found in her late day, back against the wall discussions with Quebec.----- A great way to negotiate with Quebec no doubt. Practically the identical position Joey Smallwood put himself (through Brinco) in when their money had prematurely been spent on the Upper Churchill, and to avoid bankruptcy, Brinco was forced to sign off on the 70-year giveaway to Quebec. The more things change......

  • Cyril Rogers
    October 19, 2013 - 09:41

    Mr. Simms, Muskrat Falls was fatally flawed from Day One, despite the initial euphoria or the announcement. For the record, I will state that I had high hopes for it when it was announced. However, it quickly became apparent that there were nagging details and potential problems that the government was ignoring. Some fine people began to point out these inconsistencies......only to be called "naysayers". The whole deal is rotten to the core, despite the Premier's assertions, and is what I believe ultimately led to Jerome Kennedy leaving in such haste. It is a scandal in waiting .......but one that we will reap the "rewards" from, primarily because we placed too much faith in a "legacy" Premier...and all of the minions who chose to go with expediency over principle.

  • SDRedgrave
    October 19, 2013 - 09:34

    Awe Randy: You're making it sound like Nalcor is desperate to find financing for this deal. Federal Government bonds have already been approved in principle, but Nalcor has options beyond what Ottawa has offered. The question is--who will be in on the financing. and how can they make it affordable for all Newfoundlanders, especially future generations. If Newfoundland starts enjoying higher wages and increased prosperity--what's a few extra dollars on a hydro bill? In the grand scheme, Newfoundland needs this project to move ahead with the least amount of negativity attached. Ultimately we will look and be, more appealing for future investors in our province.

  • Dave Adey
    October 19, 2013 - 08:51

    With or without Nova Scotia, this government doesn't seem to be too afraid of spending our money on the MF project. They're already pouring our tax money and revenues into the project right now. Meanwhile, jobs and services are being job all across this province. Once upon a time working in health care and education was as good as winning a lottery, people envied you. Now, people curse themselves for working in those fields, there's no job security and hard to get fulltime positions are being eliminated; casuals and part time workers have no where to go. Meanwhile, money is flowing freely at Muskrat Falls; our money. Stop now, take the loss and start rebuilding our province; whatever kind of experiment the Tories have been working on has failed.