Nalcor

Today in the House of Assembly, the NDP Caucus asked questions about government’s Fall Fiscal and Economic Update. The Finance Minister said today that his plan is to target agencies, boards, and commissions, including health authorities and school boards, to find savings.

 

In the House of Assembly today, the NDP Leader asked questions about the Energy Corporation Act and whether or not the Minister of Natural Resources has received regular reports detailing procurement activities and contracts, as per the legislation.

 
NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers

Recent events surrounding the incarceration of an Inuk protester are the latest evidence to that the province’s justice system is not working for all the province residents, says NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre). She says government must undertake a review of how the provincial justice system interacts with indigenous people.

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

Nalcor and the provincial government knew about potential cofferdam problems last July. NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) wants to know to know why it took months for the public to find out.

 
NDP Critic for the Status of Women Gerry Rogers

If this week’s announcement of new Nalcor board members is any indication, the province is not likely to see any improvement in existing inequities in representation, says NDP St. John’s Centre MHA Gerry Rogers. Rogers, who is also the NDP Critic for the Status of Women, says the new board has just three women out of 11 members, no Aboriginal people and nobody who lives in Labrador.

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

A month ago, as protests over potential methylmercury contamination swept the province, the provincial government and Nalcor said it was “urgent” that the Muskrat Falls reservoir be flooded. Two weeks ago, coffer dam problems meant the water in the reservoir had to be drained. Today in the House of Assembly, NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St.

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

It has been almost a year since the Liberal government was elected and, says NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi), the people of the province are still waiting for government to put some effective oversight in place for Nalcor, which is responsible for a large chunk of each year’s budget deficit.

 

NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) insists the Premier should have gone directly to the Auditor General to investigate questions around Nalcor’s payment of $1.4 million to a CEO who said in public he was resigning.

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP MHAs Lorraine Michael (St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) and Gerry Rogers (St. John’s Centre) say the Premier should bring the Auditor General in to investigate the many questions and uncertainties swirling around payments made to former Nalcor CEO Ed Martin, who left the Crown Corporation abruptly just over a month ago.

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) sees more questions than answers in the fall-out from government’s broadside at a Crown Corporation in the budget speech, which she feels sparked the resignation of Nalcor’s CEO Ed Martin and the entire Board.

 

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