Well, I see the seal hunt is on and NMS and Imaufo have taken position on respective sides of the line. To tell the truth, I have not even followed any of this and came here this morning to catch up. I have taken on another issue in our province that I find more important to the environment. You can call it Lower Churchill Hydro as that is the name that was placed upon it even though no one in Labrador calls it Churchill River. It was always known as the Grand River and to the Innu people it's called Mistashipu. I don't want to bore anyone with the details but the river will be destroyed by building two dams on it which will make it 3 since one was built there over 35 years ago at the headwaters. The presence of methyl mercury is still prevalent in the food chain. Even the economics of it doesn't make sense, once the project of it is completed the rate power of the province will see their hydro bills double and any hydro sold outside the province will be sold for less than it will be to our own people. There's a veil of mystery surrounding the whole thing, the crown company, called Nalcor has been exempt from having to divulge any details if they wish not to.
It's hard to say if the people of the province are opposed, mostly those who live on the island who do look at the economic side of the issue. To the people of Labrador it means more; the destruction of the river is sending a cry across the land to unite and separate from the island part of the province. There is also the fear of methyl mercury being consumed and the effects on unborn children. On top of that is the fear of any of the dams breaking which will only give the people living there a matter of a hour to evacuate and that would be impossible.
There's a lot more I could say on this issue but won't unless I am asked, I'm really curious as to what the other Nflders here have to say about the issue, I'm sure it will make for a lively debate.