We can and must cancel Muskrat Falls. It’s really our only hope.
“How in the name of God did it all go so unbelievably wrong? Were we all asleep at the switch?”
“Our best hope for a better deal is to argue, in the court of Canadian public opinion if not in the court of law, that the contract is undemocratic.”
Cost overruns and a collapse in oil prices have seriously undermined the case for building Muskrat Falls
Keeping us distracted while the wheel turns ’round…
Why suing to overturn the Upper Churchill contract was never going to work.
What’s the real deal with the proposed electricity rate changes in the province? They hardly seem justified. Is it Poll Goosing season?
Newfoundland’s attitude toward Labrador has got to change.
The Canada-European Union free trade agreement is coming. Labrador and Newfoundland are both part of Canada. Sadly, but ultimately, Canada controls our fisheries.
We have exploited our freshwater supply in the name of industrial and resource development for more than a century, but are we moving toward relinquishing control over *how* and *why* we use our most valuable resource? Part 1 of ‘Whose water is it, anyway?’
As the federal and provincial governments steamroll ahead with plans to dam the Lower Grand River (known as Mistashipu to many locals), individuals and aboriginal groups in Labrador are raising their voices in opposition to what many see as an appropriation of their land without fair compensation.
With the Government of Canada offering a loan guarantee for the hydro-electric development on the Lower Grand River, the Muskrat Falls controversy is heating up and provoking backlash from angry Labradorians.
Against intensifying discontent over what many are calling “undemocratic” governance, the Dunderdale-led PCs are pressing to sanction the Muskrat Falls megaproject. As a result, more people are going outside, meeting others and finding new ways to make their voices heard.
Decided? No. But the more we hear, the more uneasy I grow
Failure to allow debate and dialogue will have far greater consequences than this government realizes
Mumbo Jumbo and Fuddle Duddle – as synonyms go, here comes trouble! A column not in defense of the Muskrat Falls protesters in Lake Melville but in defense of decent dissent in politics – “I might not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll fight to the death your right to say it”
Guest columnist Jonathan Parsons is still waiting to be convinced…
This Labradorian suspects there is more than meets the eye on the proposed hydroelectric development in Labrador. Who really stands to benefit and who’s being taken for a ride?
One Labradorian pokes holes in the provincial government’s Northern Strategic Plan as falling short of providing adequate investments to promote growth in Labrador. Not only does the oil boom not contribute to Labrador development, the Labrador boom fails to as well.
One Labradorian’s view of the high cost politics being played out over Muskrat Falls and one towns economy