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

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Going it alone together (III)

The Telegram year-ender offers yet another peek into the parallel reality that exists on the Eighth Floor of Confederation Building:
"(The province is) doing so well on the financial side that we're going to be actually in a financial position for the first time ever in our history to be able to fund the Lower Churchill ... ourselves," said the premier.

But he also said it would be nice for Ottawa to help fund the project, and other transmission partners will likely have to come on side, too.
We are going it alone, but it would be nice for Ottawa to help us to go it alone? (And come on, Dave, direct-quote that bit!)

What happened to that nice Mr. Autonomy, anyway?
We as Newfoundlanders and Labradorians aspire, not to perpetual subservience, but to self-sufficiency. Our people are not content to tolerate a future of relying on others economically. However, our people have now also learned that we will achieve self-reliance economically only by taking charge of our future as a people. To that end, My Government will harness the desire among Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to cultivate greater cultural, financial and moral autonomy vis-à-vis Ottawa.

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