The public is constantly bombarded with political "spin" as governments, institutions, politicians, and those who profit in one way or another by supporting those views, attempt to win the hearts and minds of the ill-informed.
But enormous sums are being wasted at Nalcor, and "spin" can't mask a project that has doubled in cost. That has been confirmed by a multitude of engineers.
The bevy of emails that arrive in my Inbox — from professional engineers — describe the problems in detail.
For me, having followed years of blather from the likes of Ed Martin, Gil Bennett, and politicians too, those engineers counter their "BS" in its many forms.
Mismanagement rankles the best engineers; they don't want an unsuccessful project appearing on their resumes. Besides, they resent being a part of something that is causing the province financial ruin when they know that bad politics, misinformation and contrived assumptions were merely precursors to a mismanaged project.
And while poorly-written contracts, ill-chosen managers, incompetence, and inexperience all take their toll, no problem is as offensive as conflicts of interest. Many professional engineers believe the crown corporation is rife with them.