Muskrat Falls

MR. SPEAKER: The Leader of the Third Party.

MS MICHAEL:Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Emera has announced they will sanction the Maritime Link without waiting for a URB review, knowing they can walk away later for a $60 million fine if the Utility's decision is negative and the deal sours. The ratepayers of this Province have no such remedy.

 

NDP Consumer Affairs Critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) has serious concerns about the “take or pay” arrangement which will be in effect after the Muskrat Falls project is completed and producing energy.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) told the House of Assembly today she was “outraged” at a government move to keep details of the Loan Guarantee term sheet from opposition members until after question period today – even though the media was briefed before the House opened.

 

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

MR. MURPHY: Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

 

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) says now that the loan guarantee approval seems to rely on Nova Scotia’s private power utility, and with Emera’s final decision months away, there is time to send the proposed Muskrat Falls project back to the Public Utilities Board for independent scrutiny.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants to know the terms of the supposed loan guarantee in support of the proposed Muskrat Falls project. She says it is completely unacceptable that the term sheet has not been made public.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The Leader of the Third Party.

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

 
NDP Environment critic George Murphy

NDP Environment and Conservation critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) wants to know whether government has fully thought out the increased costs it will face if it goes ahead with the Muskrat Falls development.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants to know what the premier plans to say about Muskrat Falls when she speaks in Toronto next week.

 

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