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

Friday, December 04, 2009

On deadlines

Deadlines are good, m’kay?

“I'm a big believer in deadlines. The minister has already indicated that we can get it done by the end of the summer. I've already indicated that to the prime minister. So, that's the deadline we should stay with, as far as I'm concerned.”
Deadlines are bad, m’kay?
We're not going to have artificial timelines imposed on us by this corporation whom we've had difficulty dealing with over these past number of months.
No, deadlines are good, m’kay?
However, the unions have been informed that unless a deal is reached by the end of this year that we cannot guarantee that the 20 per cent will be on the table after that date. So much depends on the price of oil and the state of the economy.
Wait, no, they’re bad, m’kay?
“I hate giving timelines for negotiation because sometimes they take on a life of their own, but if you assume six months from the end of last year, that’s the outside I would hope a Hebron (deal) would be done by then,” Williams told Transcontinental Media Tuesday.
No, deadlines are good again, m’kay?
[W]e are asking the New Brunswick government to … finalize an agreement, by February 2010, prior to signing of the definitive agreements between New Brunswick and Hydro Quebec, subject to normal environmental assessment and permitting, to construct a new interprovincial transmission line through New Brunswick to the Maine/NB border, separate from the existing NB grid
CF(L)Co has asked Hydro-Quebec to reply to its request to commence negotiations by January 15, 2010.



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