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

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Danny's double standard

Vector Wind Energy, whoever they are, have filed an environmental undertaking to build a wind farm near Fermeuse.

Fermeuse is on the island of Newfoundland. Presumably that is the only reason why the Provincialist Communist government that Danny Williams presides over is determined to "maximize[...] benefits for the people of the province" and "accruing benefits for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians" from any wind farm developments in Labrador by nationalizing any such development through State Energy Minister Ed Martin's Ministry of Everything.

Presumably, the fact that it is on the island of Newfoundland is also why the province is looking for — SHOCK! — a private company to develop a gold deposit, instead of "going it alone" or "accruing benefits for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians".


Because, as near as can be determined, the only meaningful distinction between the Stog'er Tight property and the Vector proposal at Fermeuse, on the one hand, and the Ventus proposal in Labrador on the other, is that the latter is in Labrador. And is a partnership with the LMN.

Can Danny and his Provincialist Communists rationalize their double standard in any other way? If so, they should let us all know.

Why is private enterprise and investment so good for Newfoundland?

Why is it so bad for Labrador?

What is the sound, rational, coherent, and articulated basis on which wind power in Labrador is distinguished from wind power (or gold mines) in Newfoundland?


At 11:49 AM, July 13, 2006 , Blogger Liam O'Brien said...

This is a definite double standard. I think that Danny should abandon this nationalizing talk and encourage private investment in Labrador too.

At 1:20 PM, July 13, 2006 , Blogger WJM said...

Too? That would presume he's making any public investment to begin with! "Investments" that don't exist unless Ottawa underwrites them or matches them dollar for dollar, are not really "investments" in my accounting book.


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