Whenever I hear Kathy Dunderdale, Jerome Kennedy or Ed Martin talking about Muskrat Falls and the final costing, decision gates, sanctions, etc., I’m reminded of a line from an old western movie: “Don’t worry sonny, you’ll git a fair trial before we hangs ya.”
I find it hard to fathom that anyone truly believes that the government and Nalcor have not already decided to go ahead with this project.
The big question is how much money are they willing to waste to maintain the pretense of due diligence.
They’ve shown to this point that they are unwilling to accept any criticism of the project whatsoever.
Anyone who dares question it is made to appear as uninformed idiots, morons or just plain partisan naysayers (no matter that many of them are well known PCs with valid concerns).
Why would a few warnings in a report or cost increases of a few billion dollars change that?
After all, the residential customers are good for it, we’ll just raise the rates…
Sadly, we’ll never know how much we were shafted by this project.
Bill C29 and other legislation put in place previously by the Williams administration to protect Nalcor will prevent us from ever knowing how much the residential customers are subsidizing the mining industry in Labrador and others on the island.
We already know we’ll be subsidizing any power sold on the spot market to the U.S. or to the rest of Canada.
Signed: an uninformed idiot.