NL politics

WIND AND THE ODOUR OF SCANDAL

Government’s handling of World Energy GH2’s wind power project on the Port au Port Peninsula contains the elements of scandal. This is a public policy catastrophe, one to which critical and costly issues remain either poorly understood or unexplained.

DID PADDICK LIKE THE PUBLIC LESS OR WORLD ENERGY MORE?

The cavalier Premier Furey - “life is full of conflicts…” he told VOCM – did not push Paddick to resign. Instead, Paddick chose to resign - not from World Energy GH2, but from the Churchill River Committee.

THE WIND/HYDROGEN PROJECT: WILL WE BE SUCKERS AGAIN?

Nevertheless, Mr. Paddick, a friend and confident of the Premier, is now in an official capacity with the Government of NL and, therefore, is in a position of influence with both politicians and officials at the highest level.

HYDRO CEO DEALING IN HALF-TRUTHS, LIKE NALCOR

Rightfully, the public should worry that Ms. Williams lacks the experience to tackle issues that plague the Crown Corporation at a high level. Her Minister having failed to do so, she could also warn the Premier that his appointment of Brendan Paddock to the Churchill River Energy Analysis Team may cause the public to perceive a conflict of interest, considering Mr. Paddick's business interests are in alignment with a part of Hydro's mandate.

LITTLE KNOWN CHURCHILL FALLS DEAL GIVES QUEBEC HUGE POWERS AFTER 2041

Premier Furey’s recent formation of an “Expert Panel" on Churchill Falls 2041 leads people to think that there are no impediments after the Contract expires. He didn't tell you what happened in 1999 to alter the future.

FEDS APPROVE BAY DU NORD BUT BEWARE ANOTHER SHOE TO DROP

NL may have dodged one offshore bullet, but well-informed sources in the Nation’s capital advise that the public were given only one part of the story. The...

WAITING, WAITING – for Bay du Nord Sanity to Break Out

Guest Post by Cabot Martin Welcome, perhaps, to the age of Climate Change Sanity?  My words, I fear, will not match danger of the hour or the...

MUN ELECTRIFICATION: A FORMULA FOR POLITICAL AND ACADEMIC STUPIDITY

Guest Post by PlanetNL PlanetNL42: Electrification at MUN + Broken LIL A Formula For Political and Academic Stupidity Government announcements issued on Friday afternoons are almost certainly bad news disguised...