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Friday, January 13, 2012

What a hypocrisy this government is

This was the Progressive Conservative Party, a decade ago, about a resource megaproject in Labrador being undertaken by private capital:
MR. WILLIAMS: Mr. Speaker, what a farce. What a hypocrisy this government is. This government, who says its trademark is: It is the most open and accountable and transparent government since Confederation. What a farce!

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please!

The hon. member is on a supplementary; I ask him to get to his question.

MR. WILLIAMS: Mr. Speaker, my question for the minister is: Will he agree with the position of Deputy Premier Tulk, last spring, and agree to a full and open debate in the House of Assembly prior to an agreement between Inco and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, and prior to such an agreement being final and binding on the people of Newfoundland and Labrador? Will you agree, Minister, to a full and open debate in this House?
This is the Progressive Conservative Party, Wednesday, about a resource megaproject in Labrador being undertaken by at least $6.2-billion in public money, if you assume, for the sake of argument, that the cost estimates are credible:
“We’re going to have the Manitoba Hydro report at the end of this month, and that is the critical component of the PUB review. You’ve heard all of the discussion that has come from opposition parties about opening of the House and having an opportunity to discuss issues,” Dunderdale said.

She said the Opposition Liberals and the NDP can use their allotted budget debate time to talk about Muskrat Falls and the PUB report.

“Because the budget is a money bill, you can discuss anything under the sun,” Dunderdale said.



At 12:06 PM, January 14, 2012 , Blogger Norman Andrews said...

Good one, Wally! The problem is that the deal is already done, isn't it?


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