You can bet he won't blame his propaganda and financial backers (hint: they're Bermudan) for dropping the damned turbine in the bay of Fundy. Most certainly the dudes who are being handed NB Power to drive into the ground to Neu Braunschweigers' detriment won't get any flack. While I'll bet there's plenty of blame to go around, Mr. Graham won't be able to cast off responsibility so easily. This is a recurring theme of the neo-liberals running the picture province - playing a constant blame game, however poorly.
Graham pressures Harper for Point Lepreau deadline
Anonymous - CBC News
September 17, 2009
Premier Shawn Graham has sent Prime Minister Stephen Harper a second letter asking for a firm completion date for the $1.4-billion refurbishment of the Point Lepreau nuclear reactor.Premier Shawn Graham has sent Prime Minister Stephen Harper a second letter asking for a firm completion date for the $1.4-billion refurbishment of the Point Lepreau nuclear reactor. (CBC)New Brunswick Premier Shawn Graham is ratcheting up the pressure on the federal government to get a firm completion date for the Point Lepreau refurbishment project.
Graham announced Thursday that he has sent a second letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper asking that the federal Department of Natural Resources, which is responsible for Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., provide an update on the nuclear reactor refurbishment project — which is months behind schedule.
"The successful refurbishment of Point Lepreau is of significant importance to New Brunswickers, and I am very concerned with the impact that these delays will have on our province," Graham said in a statement.
Graham said Wednesday that NB Power completed its portion of the massive construction project on time, and that the delays only started accruing when Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. became involved.
The premier also accused AECL of showing a "lack of focus" on the refurbishment project.
Who's he going to go cry to if that sucker blows up, or more likely - the dam finally crumbles after years of being sawed in half to slow down the cracks? - Dan F.