Search and rescue, hockey and power
Is Premier Kathy Dunderdale and her government as anxious to take credit for closing the search and rescue centre in St John’s as they were in supporting the Harper government?
When one supports something or somebody, they must also share in their success and their failures. Because you and your government were out in your true colours supporting Harper in the last federal election, I do believe you should share in his decision-making.
What can we say about our government members two elections ago? They were all following Danny and the ABC campaign. This past election under Premier Dunderdale, it was WWVC, or We Will Vote Conservative.
What does this say for our government members? Have they a backbone or haven’t they? Isn’t it about time we start electing members who have guts enough to speak for themselves, and not those who use the House of Assembly as a cover to do their heckling?
Premier Dunderdale, I have wondered why you and your government didn’t sup- port the AHL hockey team for St. John’s. I think I have come up with the answer to my question. Five hundred thousand dollars to a hockey team, or $500,000 to 10 or 12 makework projects in rural Newfoundland. I guess the make-work projects won out.
It makes one wonder when an investment of $500,000 can bring back into the economy $8 to $10 million. Where were the St. John’s MHAs when the decision was made not to give the AHL team this money?
I would like to congratulate the people involved with the hockey team with their success. I guess you showed Kathy it could be done without her help.
On another topic, I ask the premier to come clean and tell the people of this province the truth. How much money per kilowatt will the government be getting for the power from Muskrat Falls being sold by Emera? If you don’t provide an answer, I and many more Newfoundlanders will always be doubtful of you.
From what I can read in the paper and listen to in the news, the cost to develop Muskrat Falls power will be 14.3 cents per kilowatt hour. Beginning in 2012, Hydro Quebec will be selling power to Vermont for 5.8 cents. This is a 26-year contract. Where are you going to sell Muskrat Falls power and make money on it?
I think you are trying to make the Churchill Falls project look good.
It is time the people of Newfoundland and Labrador elected a premier who will go and sit with the premier of Quebec and negotiate a deal. All we have heard from our two recent premiers are insults being thrown at the Quebec people. It is time to forget about the contract that was signed on the Upper Churchill.
I am a firm believer that if Newfoundland was a part of the Province of Quebec, we would be a whole lot better off.
Some people are going to wonder what I am up to for the past couple of editions of The Compass. I have been kicking the Liberals in the face. Now this week I am kicking the PCs.
A job to figure me out, isn’t it? I worked my lifetime and was never anybody’s puppet. I always spoke my mind and I don’t think it is worth my while to change now. Moses Barrett Spaniard’s Bay