When the media lavishes silence on an important public policy issue, is it any wonder the public are not tuned in? That is what occurred regarding the NS UARB Decision on the Maritime Link, just before Christmas.
The last push to secure the Federal Loan Guarantee demanded a large enhancement from Nalcor, called the Energy Access Agreement (EAA). By then the media was bored with matters Muskrat; not that that issue had, at any time, stretched their capacities. The EAA may have gotten mere mention; but any explanations received neither reports nor analysis.
I had promised comment on this state of affairs some weeks ago but the power black outs, though “not a crises”, coupled with the Premier’s resignation intervened. The media still deserves a good lashing.