Not so very long ago, provincial Conservatives were crowing about how they would be running all sorts of mining projects in Labrador using electricity from Muskrat Falls.
These days, the word from Labrador isn’t all that good. One mine is closed and, on Tuesday, things looked bad both for the major mine operating in western Labrador and the KAMI project.
No one can take an glee in the bad news. What we should do is remember that the assumptions on which the Conservatives spent heavily over the past decade were completely inconsistent with about a century and a half of experience with resource extraction industries years in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Rather than learn from our considerable, collective experience, the Conservatives arrogantly assumed they alone knew better than everyone else.
We all get to pay the price.