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

Friday, August 13, 2010

RIP Go It Alone, 2007-2010

In Captain Autonomy Goitalone’s 2005/06 Christmas election wish-list to Uncle Ottawa, he asked:

Does your party support efforts to develop the hydro-power resources of the Lower Churchill River System for the primary benefit of Newfoundland and Labrador, including the provision of a Federal Government guarantee to proceed with the project?
In 2008, Captain Autonomy Goitalone asked:

If returned to government, will your party support efforts to develop the hydro-power resources of the Lower Churchill River System for the primary benefit of Newfoundland and Labrador, including:
• commiting to the provision of a Federal Government loan guarantee to proceed with the project; and
• commitment of funds and legislative and regulatory measures to develop a truly national electricity transmission system, in particular funding for transmission in Labrador, to Newfoundland, and, if necessary, to the Maritimes?
In 2009, Captain Autonomy Goitalone cleverly tried to greymail the federal government to compensate the province for the, um, cheaper construction costs of taking a shorter transmission route across the island of Newfoundland, around Gros Morne National Park rather than detouring through it.

(This was around the same time that Natural Resources Minister, and notional Deputy Premier Kathy Dunderdale revealed that Captain Autonomy Goitalone had spent five years trying to get Hydro-Quebec’s money into the goitalone project.)

And in 2010, Captain Autonomy Goitalone, going it alone with sidekick Dexter, applied for federal funding for a transmission line from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia. (What on earth ever became of Ed Martin’s idea of running the line from the Bill to New Brunswick?)

So that makes it official.

There is not one component of the great Go It Alone project, supposedly the Best hydro-electric project in the solar system, whether the dams and powerhouses, or the transmission line across Labrador, or the transmission line under the Strait of Belle Isle, or the transmission line across Newfoundland, or the transmission line under the Cabot Strait; there is not one component which, by the very admissions and actions of Captain Autonomy Goitalone himself, can be accomplished without federal (or Quebec!) financial assistance, including cash freebies.

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6 Comments:

At 8:28 PM, August 13, 2010 , Blogger Polly said...

WJM --- you should be in a position to finance the LC with some of the funds you get from Banister ,re: invoice .

 
At 9:18 PM, August 13, 2010 , Blogger Jerry Bannister said...

Polly,

According to the Government of NewfoundlandLabrador web site for the Department of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development, "The Department provides support to industry, labour, academic and other research and development institutions and businesses involved in innovation projects."

Surely inventing a brand-new neologism qualifies as an "innovation project," doesn't it?

Of the four sub-headings under INNOVATION, "Getting the Message Out Program" looks like a perfect fit for Labradore: "Newfoundland and Labrador has many amazing entrepreneurs that [sic] are making a difference within their communities and around the world. Getting the Message Out or GMO [sic] is an opportunity to learn about their successes and inspire you to become enterprising."

So I'm confident that the GMO Ministry will be cutting a cheque for WJM quite soon.

(By the way, if you google GMO, here's what comes up at the top of the list. I'm sure it's just a coincidence.)

Jerry Bannister

 
At 11:10 PM, August 13, 2010 , Blogger Mark said...

Jerry. You mis-spelled "grantrepreneur" again.

 
At 12:59 PM, August 14, 2010 , Blogger Polly said...

Jerry ,mea culpa on the misspelling of Bannister .

Mark , you misspelled--- misspelled .

 
At 3:34 PM, August 14, 2010 , Blogger Mark said...

over-hyphenation on my part...

 
At 5:20 PM, August 14, 2010 , Blogger Polly said...

Mark , neologism ...... n'est-ce pas ?

 

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