Nalcor’s promotion of Muskrat Falls as “the least-cost option” is like a plumber telling a householder “I can fix you up with a platinum toilet or a solid gold toilet. The gold toilet will cost you less, but I can’t tell you how much less. You’ll just have to believe me when I tell you you’re getting a fantastic deal.”
Householder: “But what about a plain old porcelain toilet?”
Plumber: “We’re not gonna talk about that!”
When the gnomes of Nalcor tell our honourable members to jump, their only questions is: “How high?”
Last year, I wrote about the eerie parallels between Muskrat Falls and the Panama Canal scandal, and how the latter fiasco brought down a government.
Dunderdale is now gone and the dunderdominoes are falling … you have only to think for a moment about last week’s mind-boggling revelations from Natural Resources Minister Derrick Dalley to see where this ship is heading. In terms of secrecy, corruption and incompetence, this government would make the worst banana republic on the planet look like the epitome of good governance and fiscal restraint.