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I write on the topic of holding a referendum on the feasibility of proceeding with the Muskrat Falls proposal.

We have held two previous referenda: one on Confederation, and one on the elimination of the denominational school system. One could argue that we got it wrong both times.

So, here’s my suggestion: hold the referendum on Muskrat Falls and go with the opposite of the result.

Sarah R. Rose

Paradise

Geographic location: Muskrat Falls

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  • Ron Tizzard
    November 21, 2012 - 17:54

    Herb, perfect....nothing left to say! Over the past several months I have said to myself...things very close to your sentiments. Muskrat Falls should be decided on by the consultants and engineers they have at their disposal...not sek out public approval or disapproval. Politicians will never get everything right, that should be accepted...but they they should be held liable fore poor decisions if they did not persdue due diligence i.e the experts. What the hell do I know? It would seem that neither do you, Sarah or Pierre. We you the politicians in; they are human beings i.e. some bright, some hmmmmm! But, in either instance, we would hope that they do all the research and not make urgent decisions 'from a political perspective' i.e. take a stab at something. Not a single soul, to the best of my knowledge down through time has ever been second-guessed just because he/she consulted others i.e. appropriate experts for their opinions. I respect that kind if due diligence! I think we generally expect that. Sarah is feeling very positive about now, with the support from her established 'opinon gallery'. Way to go Sarah.

  • Pierre Neary
    November 15, 2012 - 15:03

    Interesting idea Sarah. Makes more sense then some I have read.

  • Herb Morrison
    November 15, 2012 - 12:42

    Given the fact that sitting MHA's get paid more money than most working class people in this Province, I suggest that the situation pertaining to Muskrat Falls affords the electorate of this Province an excellent opportunity to remind our esteemed Members of the House of Assembly, of all political stripes, that, along with that fat paycheck and the perks, which go with being an MHA, MHA's are in a position where they should be willing to make a decision, when it comes to issues such as Muskrat Falls, which means that they should be willing to accept responsibility for making a decision on Muskrat Falls and should be willing to be accountable to the electorate of this Province for any decison they make with regards to Muskrat Falls. Instead, it appears that MHA's, perhaps in an effort to avoid the wrath of the electorate come the next election, should the electorate disagree with any decision made on this issue by MHA's and relieve them of their seat in the House of Assembly at the next opportunity. MHA's should stop attempting to pass the buck and do the job that they were elected to do by making a decision on Muskrat Falls and absorbing any consequences which the decision which they make might have for them, as pertains to their future, or lack thereof, in the political arena. In short, I would be appreciative if, within the context of the Muskrat Falls issue, MHA's would spend less time being concerned about the welfare of their own collective backside and show more concern for the fate of the collective backside of the people who elected them to the House.

  • Ron Tizzard
    November 15, 2012 - 10:21

    Sarah...a comment on your suggestion above... 'Cynicism is the intellectual cripple's substitute for intelligence". (Russell Lynes) That aside, I'd like to hear your serious conclusion...you have one, as you took the time to comment to begin....so, I know you have an opinion...share it, please.