If you’re looking for a quick resolution — or any resolution, for that matter — to this Steve Sampson blackmail business, don’t hold your breath.
“We don’t have any suspects,” St. Peters RCMP district commander Sgt. Mark MacPherson tells me.
Argyle Developments head Joe Ramia likely takes forever to get ready in the morning.
“We’re a bit dismayed when we read in the media that we’re very bad negotiators, and that we’ve been hosed.”
That was the lament offered by Paul LaFleche, deputy minister of transportation, after discussing the new Yarmouth ferry deal at a March 30 meeting of the government’s Public Accounts Committee.
Given the utter shambles the project has been under successive ministers, it’s hard to foist too much blame over the Bluenose III boondoggle onto Transportation Minnie Geoff MacLellan. As for that other boat that’s not about to hit the seas any time soon? That mess is entirely Minnie Geoff’s to clean up.
Searching for a chief wanker in the Bluenose II mess it’s easy to point fingers at just about everyone. With the idea conceived and under-budgeted by the Tories, and the execution of the project royally mismanaged by the Dippers and then the Libs, there’s plenty of blame to go around.
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