Debating Sovereignty Implications of Muskrat Madness

On Friday, Jan 13, I was a guest on VOCM radio’s “Open Line with Paddy Daly” in Newfoundland and Labrador Paddy Daly’s style of talk radio assumes that his listeners are following the details of a wide array of complex stories on public policy and that Paddy can attract their attention to his show by …

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Rethink Muskrat Madness

As construction spending on Canada’s largest green energy project — the 824 MW Muskrat Falls hydro-electric project in Labrador undertaken by the provincial government’s energy agency Nalcor — continues, the profoundly harmful character of the project is becoming increasingly obvious. Here are four recent sources updating different aspects of the project that help to explain …

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Lower Churchill Power Development in Labrador

The Globe and Mail has reported (January 13, 2010) on initiatives of the government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s energy conglomerate Nalcor to gain transmission access through Quebec for power capacity it hopes to develop on the lower reaches of the Churchill River. See: Hydro transmission tiff heats up Nalcor is arguing that Hydro Quebec is …

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NB Power deal: good news, not bad (NFLD Premier Williams Should Reconsider Attacks)

The attached commentary series was co-authored with Brian Lee Crowley. NB Power deal: good news, not bad (St. John’s Telegram) It’s Good News, Not Bad (New Brunswick Telegraph Journal) It is a particular pleasure for me to again work with Dr. Crowley,  one of the most thoughtful and influential independent public policy analysts in Canada. …

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