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  • Corporate Psycho
    April 08, 2014 - 14:42

    We are being fleeced by a few special interests.

  • Tony Rockel
    April 08, 2014 - 10:29

    Where is you "transparency" Mr Marshall? Why are you allowing NALCOR, essentially a rogue organization, to continue riding roughshod over the taxpayers and ratepayers of this province? I thought you said NALCOR belonged to the people. Evidently NALCOR belongs to a very select few "people"-- a few of the mega-rich who don't give a damn about the rest of us.

  • Maggy Carter
    April 08, 2014 - 01:06

    Yes, I agree with the underlying sentiment of the editorial - that NALCOR has once again failed to deliver on its promised disclosures. Where I disagree perhaps is with the consequences of that failure. As I see it, the horse is gone and timely public disclosure at this stage amounts to a belated, futile attempt to close the barn door. One could not overestimate the value of an honest, forthright approach by government in consulting the public on this massive investment in the first place. The objective should have been informed consent, a perquisite of which was that the 'informed' part be timely, accurate and comprehensive. Unfortunately it was none of the above. Now that the die is cast, frankly I attach less urgency to public disclosure. We are now beyond the point that a thorough public airing of the facts could be expected to alter the elements of the deal or the fact that it was sanctioned at all. That doesn't diminish - rather it heightens - the importance of providing timely updates to the decision makers within government. That includes the newly struck oversight committee of bureaucrats and of course Cabinet itself. We can only trust that some group other than NALCOR is riding herd on the costs of this project. We hope of course that our misgivings are misplaced and that the project proves a great success. History, if nothing else, will hold those responsible to account in the event that Muskrat becomes a sad sequel to the infamous Upper Churchill saga.