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

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Autonomy: New Brunswick edition

Among the chief criticisms which Dear Leader lobbed over the Gulf of St. Lawrence onto New Brunswick's Shawn Graham, over the aborted deal to sell NB Power to Hydro-Quebec, was that to do so would mean New Brunswick was ceding "energy sovereignty" to another province.

And apparently, that's a bad thing.

Which brings us to today's report in the Daily Gleaner, by way of The Telegram:
New Brunswick Progressive Conservative Leader David Alward says he has invited this province's Premier Danny Williams to participate in the New Brunswick energy commission he will set up after winning the September provincial election.


“Immediately following the election we will be moving forward with an energy commission and I encouraged (the Williams government) to be participants in that process, as we will be encouraging other neighbours both in Canada and in the U.S,” he said.

“We’ve said all along we believe in the importance of collaboration between our neighbours.“Yesterday was an opportunity for us to reach out to them, to hear what their idea and visions are for Newfoundland and energy development (and) … also within Atlantic Canada.”
Since it's bad for one province to have any say in another province's energy policy — "energy sovereignty" and all that — Dear Leader will, of course, decline the kind invitation.



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