10 December 2008

True or false

One of these statements is true.

The other is not.

The only question is which one is which.

Natural resources minister Kathy Dunderdale, in the House of Assembly, December 2, 2008:

IOC informed me on Friday morning, Mr. Speaker, that they were going to delay Phase 1 and Phase 2 of their expansion program,...

Natural resources minister Kathy Dunderdale, in the House of Assembly, December 10, 2008:

I have met with Terry Bowles, the CEO for IOC, within the last six weeks. I have had a number of telephone conversations with him, Mr. Speaker. I will have another one today. The last communications we had around this piece, which I reported in the House, was that they were going to complete the work that was already started in Phase I and Phase II of their expansion but otherwise, plans were on hold.

Interestingly enough this is not the first time in the House, in December, that Kathy Dunderdale said two completely contradictory things about exactly the same subject.

Anyone remember Joan Cleary?

The government suddenly closed a short session of the House in 2006 when Dunderdale was caught at this sort of misstatement.

-srbp-

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