Looks like Bill Barry has brought out Danny Williams’ sookiness again.
Questioning decisions made by him of the thin skin will do that, especially if it relates to his holy grail, Nalcor.
According to Danny’s quote in The Telegram (“Danny pummels Barry on PC leadership,” Feb. 11), Barry sent out “a note or email or something” regarding privatization which suggests that, being unaware of the medium, Danny likely didn’t read it and then shot from the hip, as is his wont.
It seems to me that it is quite reasonable for Barry to promote other means of electrical production than Nalcor.
Nova Scotia encouraged this in that province from the beginning.
Here, we brought in legislation to make it illegal.
If Nova Scotia can obtain other than Muskrat Falls power at competitive prices, it is assumed they will use this in their bargaining with Nalcor for cheaper prices based on the “current market price” clause of the Nalcor/Emera agreement.
That Barry was suggesting this for Newfoundland and Labrador’s electrical consumers only makes sense.
Williams had more confidence in Barry’s business acumen a while back.
Did his government not circumvent the community-led process in Harbour Breton to attract an operator for the shuttered FPI plant there by giving it to Barry instead for a dollar?
Barry, then owning the plant, sublet it to another processor.
Barry’s business skills are unassailable.
If he is to be successful in his political quest, he is going to have to learn the art of spin-doctoring and obfuscation.
This may not come naturally to him.
He just got his first lesson from on high.