Loyola Hearn says that NL Government can use the $175,000 announced by the feds for the next seven years, on the Trans -Labrador Highway. Thats $25,000,000 a year. He also said that they can use it as they see fit.
So, why not take $50,000,000 from that and get on with surfacing that road between Happy Valley Goose Bay and Labrador West? $50,000,000 from the fed money and $50,000,000 from the province's money = $100,000,000. (or $25,000,000 a year each)What is the hang-up now, Mr. Hickey and Danny? Get on with it and stop dragging your feet.
Or you could go it alone. Just take $100,000,000 from the Voisey's Bay Royalties or from the half billion transfer payments from Ottawa. When was the last time Labrador got any of that federal equalization money from Newfoundland, I wonder?