Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Upper Churchill contract
While this is a pretty good expose of what happened and continues to happen not only with the Upper Churchill but also with the on going battle to develop the Lower Churchill it does miss a couple of points that were brought out in the MUN Harris centre "Origins of an impending crisis" report on the negotiations leading up to the Upper Churchill contract.
That is that Hydro Quebec was in a conflict of interest. There were stipulations in the MOU's leading up to the final contract to include inflation clauses.
While the video does mention discrimination it doesn't explain where and what the discrimination's comes from.
It is basically Democratic Discrimination against the minority members of this so called federation of equals in that no national party will ever forfeit 75 seats in Quebec in favor of standing up for a minority province. It's all about the system being solely based on per capita and doing what's in the best interest of the national party to get elected and that means doing what's in the best interest of the majority which live in ON/QU 66% of the population 181 seats out of 308 with no equality for the members of the federation anywhere within our systemically flawed political system.
What we need in this democracy is a total shift in how we fundamentally vote. No one is to blame for this systemically flawed political system of Democratic Discrimination other than ourselves and our lack of leadership in creating a new and fairer system. We have the power to select our political system but unfortunately that new system doesn't exist at this time and we need leaders to create such a system.
Thankfully it is starting to change with the recent eligibility status of a NL-First party now we just need to elect those representatives and then move to the next step and that would be the creation of a federation party where the party line is to do what's in the best interest of the majority of the federation as opposed to what we have now with the three national parties where the party line is to get elected by pandering to what's in the best interest of the majority of canadians unfortunately that means pandering vote buying in Ontario and Quebec in other words due to our systemically flawed political system based on aper capita only in essence it means the minority members of this federation get discriminated against in favor of getting elected by the national political parties.
Ask yourself this when you mark your next X during a federal election. DO you think any national party will ever call Quebec out on either the Upper or Now the proposed Lower Churchill in favor of a minority province? It will never happen because it would mean the lose of 75 seats in favor of 7 seats and it would be the difference of being the winner and loser in the election. Hence democratic Discrimination due to our systemically flawed political system.
It isn't the parties we need to change it is the system, and we the people have the power to do so if and only if the choice is there to make otherwise it is useless to even vote between the three national parties they all have the same national party line "Do what's in the best interest of the majority of canadians to get elected"
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