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

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


The Honourable Dianne Whalen informs us today:

To date, the Williams Government has invested approximately $76 million in construction of the Trans Labrador Highway.
"Williams Government"?

A couple of good questions for a couple of bold and brazen reporters to ask:

1) How does the "Williams Government" and its "approximately $76 million" stack up to, say, the Tobin Government or the Grimes Government? How much did the provincial government spend on the TLH in the four-ish years that Tobin was Premier, or the three-ish that Grimes was? Because, y'know, if you're going to personallisimize every bit of government spending, there's no reason to start your reckoning in 2003, being Year One of Our Dan.

2) Of that approximately $76-million, how much — and let's not approximate, here — how much, to the nearest hundred-thousand, came from the Labrador Transportation Initiative Fund which, until Our Dear Premier, and His Dear Succession of Transport Ministers got their hands on it, the recognized as having come from the coffers of the federal government? In other words, how much provincial money, from provincial revenue sources, not federal transfers, has Williams Government put into the Trans-Labrador Highway?

Tis all.


At 7:18 PM, November 08, 2007 , Blogger Edward Hollett said...

So, like, what's the answer oh mighty Oracle?

At 12:26 AM, November 09, 2007 , Blogger WJM said...

Good question, which is why I threw it out there.


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