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NDP Parliamentary Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Parliamentary Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants to know what’s happening with a report government commissioned last August for an independent review of the province’s electrical system. Power Advisory LLC was awarded the contract, which is worth $284, 826, based on its response to an April 2014 Request for Proposals.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says it is vital that the provincial government take an active role in trying to keep the iron ore mine at Wabush open.

 
NDP Environment and Conservation Critic George Murphy

NDP Environment and Conservation critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) had more questions about government’s hand-picked fracking review panel today in the House of Assembly.

 
NDP Environment & Conservation Critic George Murphy

NDP Environment critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) says while he’s glad government has finally committed to a panel to review the practice of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), he wants to see details.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) addressed energy issues today in the House of Assembly. She first asked why Nalcor executives were in Boston this week lobbying Massachusetts lawmakers on that state’s proposed clean energy bill.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill – Quidi Vidi) says the Premier is once again attempting to diminish and undermine the role of the PUB while avoiding true accountability following the recent energy crisis.

Michael was reacting to the announcement by Government that it will initiate an independent review of the province’s electricity system.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill – Quidi Vidi) is reiterating her call for an inquiry by the Public Utilities Board (PUB) into the ongoing power crisis gripping the island portion of the province.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants to know what, if anything, is happening with the hundreds of millions of dollars allotted for Nalcor in this year’s budget. She also wants to know what kind of oversight the government has on the use of this money, especially given the massive cost overruns of a similar project in Manitoba.

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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