Muskrat Falls

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) used part of Question Period in the House of Assembly today to draw attention to some specific government spending decisions, and to ask for accountability on another.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Leader of the Third Party.

MS MICHAEL: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) questions the wisdom of government maintaining its commitment to Muskrat Falls.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The Leader of the Third Party.

MS MICHAEL: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

Prior to my question, I would like to on behalf of my caucus to offer our condolences to the Member for Lewisporte and to thank him for his courage here today.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants to know whether government knew its predicted deficit was coming when it made a 50-year commitment to the Muskrat Falls project.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Leader of the Third Party.

MS MICHAEL: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

In December, the Premier stopped at nothing to ensure Muskrat Falls legislation was passed in the House.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says she and her caucus have no regrets about spending 86 hours in the pre-Christmas period delaying the passage of two of the most dangerous bills ever presented in the provincial legislature.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The Member for St. John’s Centre.

MS ROGERS:Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The Member for The Straits – White Bay North.

MR. MITCHELMORE: Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

The Minister of Natural Resources, on December 17, stated in a release: The Muskrat Falls Project will generate estimated revenues in excess of $20 billion over fifty years once it comes on stream.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The Member for St. John’s East.

MR. MURPHY: Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

 

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