Well, I feel much better now — knowing that our billions in one-time oil revenues are not being cubbyholed, not being safely tucked away in some sort of Heritage Fund for our children and grandchildren.
I refer, of course, to Ashley Fitzpatrick’s Weekend Telegram exposé (“Muskrat Falls goes global”), Feb. 1.
I feel much better now, knowing that we are not only spreading the seeds of our “Golden Age” around to the rest of Canada, but being the altruistic, friendly, good-natured people that we are — in “this place,” we are spreading our New-Found-Wealth around as evenly as possible to the rest of the world’s less well-off countries — countries such as the United States, Norway, China, Japan and others. What a wonderful, enlightened people we are.
I am sure that we must be the envy of everyone, everywhere — especially Nova Scotia, and later — Quebec.
I knew that I could rely on Nalcor to agree to put the water rights decision (that is now before the Quebec courts) off until late 2015 — just in time to ensure that Muskrat Falls will remain the fountainhead of our unending generosity. What visionaries!
Our provincial government and Nalcor seem always ready to lead the way in distributing (on our behalf) the spoils of our province’s resources worldwide.
They must already see themselves extending their sympathetic and outstretched hand once again to Quebec.
I can see it now.
I just can’t wait to be the beneficiary of that wonderful feeling of enlightenment and ecstasy that surely will follow when at last Nalcor (our shining light of vision) signs, through necessity, a new 50-year, extended Upper Churchill contract with Quebec.
How blessed we all are.
Maurice E. Adams