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

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Some thoughts on Quebec

A Blue Kool-Aid drinker calling himself, herself, itself, or themselves “fintip”, scribbles, on the website of a certain "Quebec"-owned newspaper:

Whether you like him or not (and clearly a great many do), Williams must be given credit for approaching the larger economic and natural resource files with a level of intelligence and determination not before seen in this province. In those areas where he has been less effective – in dealing for example with the continuing faltering fishery and the great exodus from rural Newfoundland – the greater blame must be borne by an indifferent, condescending and inept national government. That has not stopped the Quebec-owned, anaemic, shallow and overtly biased Telegram-of-today from pursuing a single-minded crusade against Williams and his government. I can sympathize with government’s dilemma – the more access they provide, the more they help the Telegram and its anti-Newfoundland ownership exploit that information in a manner that not only weakens Williams politically but undermines the Province’s stand on any number of economic issues (i.e. the running battles with Hydro-Quebec on Labrador power and Quebec-based Abitibi on the recall of natural resources).
Fintip would seem to have some deep-rooted issues with Quebec, including the fact that the Telegram’s parent company, Transcontinental, is a Canadian media company (and a pretty good one) based in Montreal.

That brings to mind a word which starts with “x” and rhymes with Jennophobia.

Fintip, it is fair to say from his, her, its, or their comments, a rather vocal supporter of “Williams.” (Never Premier, never Mr., never Danny; fintip and Williams are on a last-name basis.)

You have to wonder, then, what fintip would think of Williams dispatching His ostensible Natural Resources minister and Nalco(r) to, as the Minister might put it, beat a path to Quebec’s door. And not just any old path. As Minister Blunderdale told Randy Simms on VOCM last Friday:
We know that if you come in here as an equity player that you have to have a good return on your investment. And we want you to have a good return on your investment. But it also has to be a good deal for the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. Now we have been with that message back and forth [i.e. to Hydro-Quebec] for five years. No, sir. No, sir. There is no takeup on that proposal.
Quebec-based companies. Nefarious things, when they merely own newspapers.

What on earth would fintip think if Williams were on bended knee, all but begging a Quebec-based company, a Crown corporation, no less, to take an ownership position in Our Dear Lower Churchill?

For fintip’s own health, don’t let him (her, it, them) know that Kathy Dunderdale and Danny Williams are actively trying to undermine the position of Williams. Isn’t it terrible when one of our own betrays us like that?

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At 8:32 AM, September 13, 2009 , Blogger Edward Hollett said...

That would be the point I left to the chapter president of the Fan Club over at yon Tellky site.

Evidently fintip did not get his latest briefing notes.


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