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Politics, Re-Spun: Christy Clark’s Next Megaproject and Elon Musk

Monday, BC Premier Christy Clark will unveil her new economic action [!] plan for the next BC megaproject sector.

It's getting closer: the 2015 International #LNGinBC Conference is happening at @VanConventions Oct 14-16, http://t.co/VULAf7OCJj #LNG #BC

— BC Jobs Plan (@BCJobsPlan) October 1, 2015

Fresh from the announcements of the soon . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Christy Clark’s Next Megaproject and Elon Musk

Northern Insight / Perceptivity: They’re really good at ineptitude

Digital database incomplete, Justine Hunter, Globe & Mail, April 14, 2016

An $842-million project to transfer patient health-care records to an integrated, digital database has gone off the rails after three B.C. health authorities abandoned their contract with IBM, leaving 85 per cent of the job unfinished.

…Mr. Lake said a confidentiality agreement prevents him . . . → Read More: Northern Insight / Perceptivity: They’re really good at ineptitude

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Muskrat Falls Cost Estimates: the Skinner Numbers #nlpoli

Former natural resources minister Shawn Skinner said this past weekend that he expected the next cost estimate for Muskrat Falls will be around $8.0 to $8.5 billion. [video; Skinner comments are at about 14:00]

Assuming that is for the dam, line to St. John’s, and the line to Nova Scotia, Skinner’s estimate would mean that . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Muskrat Falls Cost Estimates: the Skinner Numbers #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Great Gambols with Public Money: Muskrat Falls version #nlpoli #cdnpoli

While she is telling others to stand by for tough budgets and tight times, Premier Kathy Dunderdale is planning to spend more than $3.0 billion in accumulated oil surpluses to build the Muskrat Falls dam.

Now that is no surprise to SRBP readers nor is it a surprise to people who’ve been paying attention to . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Great Gambols with Public Money: Muskrat Falls version #nlpoli #cdnpoli