A river is a living thing, the fish in it, the creatures in its sand and the creatures that live in its banks etc.
If you dam it, you kill it — something that never should be done in a pristine land like Labrador. Peoples of Labrador always respected and lived off the land. So such a crime against nature is 100 per cent the wrong thing to do, especially since it’s for greed and to put more money into pockets of people who already have money to invest.
So if you want power to run industry in and around St. John’s and the Avalon dam the Exploits or Gander Rivers. They are less valuable than the Churchill River. And if the power is produced on the island you don’t have to contend with getting power up the Northern Peninsula - a win win situation.
Labrador is overexploited enough I think.