Ever since sanctioning the Muskrat Falls project, Premier Kathy Dunderdale has been singing the praises of Nalcor, and I really thought she must have been exaggerating, but now I realize how wrong I was.
Amongst this amazing corporation’s countless other talents, Nalcor has apparently mastered the technology of time travel: “North Spur hasn’t hiked Muskrat costs” they tell us.
Isn’t that incredible — they’ve actually been able to travel forward in time to survey the finished dam, including the North Spur, to find that it has been/will be completed on time, with no disastrous mudslides, no problems in drilling down through 270 metres of mud and sand to reach bedrock, and no cost overruns!
So SNC Lavalin has been telling the truth all along! How could I have been so cynical? I should have known from their track record that their word could always be trusted!
But who is this messenger from the future? Is it spokeswoman Janine McCarthy or is it Ed Martin himself? Whoever it is, with that kind of advantage, he or she must already be fabulously wealthy, what with all those winnings from Lotto Max and the stock market.
Knowing that Martin or one of his minions has a time machine at their disposal, I hope someone has already warned the Securities and Exchange Commission, otherwise, think of the stock market chaos that could ensue!
Perhaps with the help of their marvelous time machine, Nalcor will be able to go forward a couple of decades and come back with some real estimates of our energy needs!