Articles published in the past week with regards to the Muskrat Falls inquiry are propaganda for another dog and pony show by the people who govern the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The assumption that the people of this province are too ignorant to understand is that an inquiry without the ability to recommend criminal or civil action is as big a waste of money as Muskrat Falls was in the first place.
Since the job of an inquiry is not to find blame but facts, the results then should be immediately forwarded to the Crown attorney’s office for possible prosecution. The possibility that a fraud by definition of Section 380 of the Criminal Code has been committed is real and present.
Why is it that the little guy is held accountable for decisions (possibly fraudulent) by government? A lot of options for the provision of electric power from the mainland and from Churchill were available but were deliberately ignored and a lie was perpetuated on the people of the province that this was viable and the only option available to them.
All parties involved, from Danny Williams, Kathy Dunderdale, Paul Davis and currently Dwight Ball should be held responsible for decisions on their watch by any inquiry held. Anything less than this is of no value and thus a waste of money to the taxpayers of this province.
We need to reinstate accountability for every level of our society, from those driving with no insurance to any politician who might lie to get elected. Why should anyone follow laws and rules when they are not applied to all?
That justice must not only be done but be seen to be done is a principal that the people of Newfoundland and Labrador need adhered to.