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  • Cold Future
    August 29, 2012 - 11:25

    It is sad to say that so many untruths have to be put out by our government members to send this GFY to Quebec because they could not be bullied by useless court challenges which marked the failure of a departing leader to deliver on a lower churchill project. Not being able to sucessfully deal with Quebec is a major failure of the PC governrnents. The fallout is a very expensive development delivered at least 20 years before power would have to transmitted through Quebec or around it. The wasted excessive cost ( at least $5 billion ) which will become the extra burden to domestic ratepayers could be well spent on other needs such as crumbling roads, infrastructure and healthcare, etc. On top of all of that the Holyrood oil burner which could continue to produce cheap energy well into the future will likely be scrapped in the process.

  • Pierre Neary
    August 28, 2012 - 17:08

    "attack-or-die politics". Brings to mind Former Premier Williams.

    August 28, 2012 - 15:59

    John Smith, you say we need the power , end of story. This is a myth , and therefore should be the the start of the story. Hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent on how to get more power from new generation sources, when in fact we have plenty of power for about two decades from our existing hydro by using efficient heating. And Russell, I'm waiting for the power of your pen, which is still silent on this! I'd like to do an item for publication by the Telegram on this subject. This is a real choice that is getting no analysis. Too few engineers are addressing it, so if the opposition parties are not aware of its application potential here, there will be no debate on it's merrits. And it's being ignored by the government and Nalcor. ENERGY EFFECIENCY , RUSSELL. WHERE DO YOU STAND ON THAT?

  • Too Funny
    August 28, 2012 - 11:02

    "you hear that government committees in this province ... have a far more collegial atmosphere." That's because there's no opportunity for them to put on a show for their constituents. We want our representatives to fight for us but then we complain when they actually do fight.

  • W McLean
    August 28, 2012 - 10:18

    John Smith, the fact that there'd been an election just a few short months ago never stopped the Tories from criticizing or questioning the former government in 2000 or 1997, did it? What is it about your crew and your inability to take any questioning or critical thought?

  • John Smith
    August 28, 2012 - 07:36

    It seems as though people have forgotten that we just had an election a few short months ago. Did the government hide the fact that they think Muskrat falls is the best answer to our coming energy needs? I don't think so. I'm very sure that the majority of people who voted in that vast PC majority knew all about the plans for Muskrat.They didn't vote in the NDP, or the Liberals...they voted in the Muskrat Falls PCs...remember?So, in a democracy, those who are voted into power make the decisions. Right? I voted PC...i certainly don't want the NDP and the LIberals making choices for me...the PCs are bad enough.Muskrat Falls is a good development, and it has no bearing on political parties, or politics. We need the power, and the dam at muskrat makes the best long term sense...end of story.