Sun rays crown thy expropriated hills
From Tuesday's proceedings in the Bow-Wow Parliament:
MS JONES: The minister knows the information that I put out there in the public has come from the documents that have been filed in the courts on both sides. I say to the minister today, Mr. Speaker, she knows that the bill to the people of this Province is going to continue to grow on this file, and I ask her to come clean today, tell the people of the Province how much this is going to cost them.No wonder Abitibi-Bowater was going under; what with this nefarious plan, which Our Dear Expropriation halted in its tracks, to move swaths of central Newfoundland forest, and the entire Exploits River, out of the province altogether.
MS DUNDERDALE: Mr. Speaker, the Leader of the Opposition shouted across this House yesterday, ‘Abitibi lies on your shoulders, Premier, the full responsibility of it lies with you’. Now, Mr. Speaker, that is a responsibility that we embrace. At the end of the day, our position will prove itself out, in terms of value that we have and what we have to expend. That is not talking about the intrinsic value, the importance of having those assets remain in Newfoundland and Labrador for the use of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. We are not second guessing ourselves on this side of the House, Mr. Speaker, we did the right thing.