If the issue is far to complex for you to understand, why would you say it needs to be deregulated? Dumb. We all see what deregulation did for California with Enron. Disaster. Power distribution cannot be treated like a casino.The NS Government needs to deregulate the power market. With a guaranteed return and no competition NSP has no incentive to increase their efficiency and lower production costs - they simply pass on costs to the consumer and they will continue to use any excuse to do so.
As for the financial statements you keep mentioning, both NSP and the Union have had the opportunity to see Stora's "books". Neither party has taken the company up on its offer to date - put up or shut up.
With regards to the power rate, it is far too complex an issue for most to understand (myself included) - leave it to the URB and their experts to determine and quit your whining.
Stora has not proven to anyone that they are losing money, plain and simple. Time for them to put up or shut up, not the other way around.
We'll see how anxious Nova Scotian taxpayers are to subsidize Stora and Bowater, their money lining the pockets of foreign investors.