|Sturge at Muskrat Falls Inquiry|
The following is an excerpt from Sturge's severance package obtained under ATIPPA, providing a full breakdown of his severance/termination award:
Of course, the public may shrug off the award thinking, what's another million, anyway? Perhaps, perhaps not. Perhaps they are livid, as they should be, with Stan Marshall and with Siobhan Coady and Dwight Ball.
Let's not forget that what is not reflected in this compensation package, or in the Ball Government's handling of the matter, is that Mr. Sturge was among the senior executives who ran Nalcor and oversaw the Muskrat Falls Project. He, like former CEO Ed Martin and other senior executives who were/are involved in the debacle, are far more entitled to a public shaming than to a cheque.
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Possibly, public quiet over the matter emanates from the belief that PM Justin will pick up this tab. They had better be right. But I sense that they are in for a disappointment. I expect that the NL public will be paying Gilbert's and Paul's pay-outs, too.
Alongside the cost of another settlement with Astaldi, a couple of replacement synchronous condensers, the screw-up in transmission software and a Chinese turbine or two — as the cost of Muskrat climbs to $16 billion — what's a few million more?
We'll just put it on the credit card, right?