Call a ref­er­en­dum on Muskrat Falls

The Aurora (Labrador City) - - EDITORIAL -

I am amazed at the com­ments be­ing made by our min­is­ter of Fi­nance.

The premier does not seem to re­al­ize the dam­age she has done to him and the Lib­eral party. And she does not seem to be a Lib­eral by any stretch of the imag­i­na­tion.

She was a sup­porter of the mind­less project known as Muskrat Falls and re­cently she has stated that this piece of mad­ness can­not be stopped, so it must be fin­ished. Both she and the new CEO of Nal­cor have made the same state­ment. This has been de­cided with­out look­ing at the pos­si­bil­ity of clos­ing down the project. Do they not re­al­ize that by con­tin­u­ing this project they could bank­rupt our prov­ince and cru­cify our peo­ple with elec­tri­cal bills they can­not cope with?

I urge the peo­ple of our prov­ince not to take the word of peo­ple be­cause of their lofty po­si­tion. You must de­mand that you be given a say in whether Muskrat Falls is com­pleted or shut down. You must de­mand ev­ery ounce of in­for­ma­tion on this project that is Williams’ folly. It will be too late to de­mand this when the de­ci­sion has been made by in­di­vid­u­als who do not give a damn about the peo­ple, but only their own con­sid­er­a­tions.

Please, please do not let this con­tinue with­out know­ing all the facts and de­mand­ing the gov­ern­ment hold a ref­er­en­dum. Do not depend on any of the ex­ist­ing po­lit­i­cal par­ties be­cause in their ut­ter stu­pid­ity they all sup­ported it.

Let it be known that the demon­stra­tions that have been held to date will be just a church pic­nic when com­pared to what will hap­pen. What will the gov­ern­ment do if the peo­ple refuse to pay their light bills when Williams’ folly comes on stream?

Michael Ma­her St. John’s

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