Danny Williams Administration: stimulating the private sector
Synchronicity! Just when some folks around about were starting to wonder about the Stog’er Tight gold-bearing property, along comes this announcement from Kathy Blunderdale:
OK! STOP RIGHT THERE! HOLD THE BLINKIN’ PRESSES!
Company Issued Mining Lease for Stog’er Tight Property
A local private junior exploration company has been issued a mining lease to carry out further work that could result in the development and production of the Stog’er Tight property on the Baie Verte Peninsula.
The mining lease has been issued to a company?
To a company?
To a private company?!?
Don’t “We” own all “Our” resources?
Why didn’t “We” “go it alone”?
No federal loan guarantee available, or wha?
Perhaps if Minister Dunderale can’t, then the Minister of Business (Whatever That Is) can explain: what it is that distinguishes the gold resource of Newfoundland from the wind resource of Labrador.
And perhaps Chairman Dan himself can explain how this mining lease is not, to use his popular terminology, a “giveaway” that you can drive an ore truck through.