Both the Cons and Libs share equal responsibility in the disaster that is the refurbishment of the Point Lepreau generating station. The refurbishment was started under a Con government and the delays allowed to progress without serious attention during a Lib government.
The real issue at this point is how come neither party when discussing the present situation are actually dealing with the facts.
The contract is 2 and a half years behind schedule which is a major breach of contract. Under no circumstances would any contract in the business world allow a delay of that extremes without serious financial reprecussions for the contractors.
The only acceptable response from AECL at this point should be that all overrun costs will be born by AECL including the cost of replacement power past the point at which the contract was initially due to be completed.
Both parties are being extremely wishy washy regarding how they will approach the situation with Harper.
THERE IS ONLY ONE APPROACH TO THIS SITUATION.
The Federal government as well as AECL must be sent a bill for all costs associated with the delays at the Point Lepreau generating station and told that as they have been unable to meet their end of the contract that they will be required to pay the financial reprecussions for their failures.
This is the only acceptable option.
WE NEED A LEADER WHO WILL STAND UP FOR THE PEOPLE OF THIS PROVINCE AND IT’S ASSETS
We do not get this type of leadership with either Shawn Graham or David Alward