Gross appears to expect the federal government to intervene in a Supreme Court case between Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador. That’s hardly acceptable, and to compare it to the SNC issue is a stretch.
Secondly, Alberta sends no transfer payments to Quebec. In addition, to call the judges “biased” is even a farther stretch given the fact that Quebec Court of Appeal ruled that Churchill Falls Corp. Ltd. — a subsidiary of Newfoundland’s Crown corporation overseeing hydroelectricity — has the right to sell energy produced above a certain threshold.
I’m not a lawyer, but I doubt the feds can overrule a Supreme Court judgement in contract law.
However, they can, and will have to play a role in your Muskrat Falls situation, much like they did in Saskatchewan 25 years ago.