If you are one of the people going gaga over the deal with the aboriginal people of Labrador over methylmercury, you might want to think about what you are cheering for.
The issue is important – it’s just that the cost of even a minimal solution will finish off a project already effectively bankrupt.
There are other lessons that emerged from the protest and its aftermath that the public might want to note, too.
First, if the 2041 Group had occupied Nalcor Offices four years ago, and risked going to jail - as did some aboriginal people – the North Spur might have gotten independent review. The fake Oversight Committee would have been shut down, too and replaced with one both credible and honest. Only because the Inuit were unafraid to face down authority is everyone going kissy face.