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Muskrat Falls is seen at the Churchill River in central Labrador in this undated file photograph. It is the site of the proposed Lower Churchill Hydro Project to be developed by the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Muskrat Falls is seen at the Churchill River in central Labrador in this undated file photograph. It is the site of the proposed Lower Churchill Hydro Project to be developed by the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.
(Greg Locke/Reuters)

DAVE MORRIS

Quebec and Newfoundland spat needs adult supervision

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The lowlight of this week’s news has been watching Newfoundland and Labrador premier Kathy Dunderdale and Hydro-Québec snipe at each other over the Muskrat Falls project downstream from the Churchill Falls site in Labrador. The ever-flaring tensions over Churchill Falls have prompted a series of unwise decisions that could place both Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador’s future prosperity in jeopardy, and it’s time for the federal government to settle the dispute once and for all.