Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Pattern generation

The Saskatchewan NDP has already issued a strong response to the Sask Party's latest private-sector giveaway of 20 years' worth of taxpayer money.

But let's note that the new deal also seems to involve the same problems as the Wall government's previous generating agreement with Northland Power, including both the decision to have a plant operated by a private-sector entity with far less experience or expertise than SaskPower itself, and a price which looks to be completely out of line with the cost of generating gas-fired power anywhere else. And a string of sweetheart deals for the same private developer can only raise ever more serious questions as to who it is that the Sask Party is actually looking out for.

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