"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Free enterprise: selectively alive, selectively dead

"'We' will 'go it alone' on the Lower Churchill."

"'We' 'own the wind'."

"No more giveaways!"

“It is vital that the people of our province receive maximum economic benefit from this very valuable resource, and indeed from all our natural resources..."

"All our province is requesting is a small stake in our own resources."

"These resources are finite and we, as a province, must be able to achieve greater prosperity for our people."

"The oil is not going anywhere. And neither are we. "

Then considering all that... why, if "Stog’er Tight" is such a great gold property, if "a small stake in our own resources" is such an important goal, if "we own the wind", if "these resources are finite" and "greater prosperity for our people" is so important, why, oh why, is the provincial government "attempting to fast-track development of the resource by a company interested in advancing the property in the short term".

Why not "go it alone"?

Is the gold going somewhere?

Are "we"?


At 10:50 AM, July 04, 2006 , Blogger Liam O'Brien said...

I think a better question would be to ask why the province has been unwilling to get regulations more in line to allow faster development of some of the other items on that list of yours and allow it to be done privately.

This is a perfect example of a development that will still most certainly benefit the province. Besides, as we are seeing with every passing day, government can't even operate itself efficiently and fairly, let alone an industry. . .


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