Two topics dominated the talk around the table this thanksgiving; Muskrat Falls and the recent incidents of teen bullying.
Unlike Kristine's tasty Thanksgiving dinner, the jury seems out on whether the proposed Muskrat Falls deal is fit to eat. In fact, I found myself fighting a loosing battle about it's merits.
I am feeling a little lost and perplexed.
Premier's speech to the Board of Trade earlier this week left me wanting
more substance, more inspiration and more confidence. I just want a
leader who truly inspires me. I can not say that I do not trust Kathy
Dunderdale. She is as honest and sincere a leader as this province has
ever had. She has broken the glass ceiling for women in politics.
However, I want a leader who inspires me, whose vision makes the hair on
the back of my neck stand-up, that gives me goose pimples.
now, there is not very many politicians in the House of Assembly that
make me feel confident about our state of democracy, our economic or
social future. The government is full of folks who feel entitled to
their entitlements, that think they are always right and any opposing
view is to be quashed, not reasonably considered.
alternatives at the moment are not a lot better. Fortunately, there is a
group of business people in this province that have decided to pick-up
the gauntlet and fill the void - at least on the Lower Churchill File.
entrepreneurs like Cathy Bennett, the Penney's and the Woodwards
understand the importance of creating business opportunities. They are
entrepreneur people by nature. They know that to secure a solid future,
one has to take risks. They see the huge potential that Muskrat Falls
presents. They know we have never been a better position to make this
happen. As the Premier, said you have to strike while the iron is hot.
our business community is backing this project, how can we continue to
give credence to policy wonks, former politicians and arm chair critics
who have never shown an iota of entrepreneurial spirit. These people
know how to make things happen.
I look forward to the
I look forward to the release of more financial information.
Most of all I would like to congratulate the business community for
filling the competency void that has existed on this file for the past