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News posted in February, 2017. Clear Filter
PC's Welcome IOC's Wabush 3 Expansion

Keith Hutchings, Natural Resources Critic for the Official Opposition, welcomes the decision by the Iron Ore Company of Canada to expand their operations by developing the new Wabush 3 pit.

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Giving Up MPR's Without $280M Fisheries Fund?

Keith Hutchings, Official Opposition Critic for Intergovernmental Affairs, is asking, “Is Premier Ball preparing to give up minimum processing requirements (MPRs) in our province’s fisheries as part of the CETA trade deal with the European Union without getting the full $280-million Fisheries Investment Fund that Ottawa agreed to give this province?”

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What Help for Wabush Mines Pensioners?

Keith Hutchings, Natural Resources Critic for the Official Opposition, says there is no evidence of action by either Premier Dwight Ball or MHA Graham Letto despite the government's vote in favour of a motion committing to help current pensioners of Wabush Mines, whose pensions were not protected when Cliffs Natural Resources entered bankruptcy protection under the federal Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

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On CEO’s Dismissal, Who Will Be Held Accountable?

Paul Davis, Leader of the Official Opposition, is asking, “Who will be held accountable now that the Auditor General has exposed untruths and incompetence at the Cabinet level in the termination and remuneration of the former CEO of Nalcor, Ed Martin?”

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Welcome Agricultural Land, Need Broader Strategy

Kevin Parsons, Agrifoods Critic for the Official Opposition, welcomes the expansion of Crown land available for agricultural production, saying the recommendation is straight out of the 2015 PC policy blueprint – but Parsons also called for other measures that will be needed if the province is truly committed to making food security a priority by driving local production.

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Questions on Nalcor CEO Employment Contract

Keith Hutchings, Natural Resources Critic for the Official Opposition advises, "The Auditor General advised in a letter dated January 23, 2017 – in response to my December 19 request for a review of the employment contract of the Nalcor CEO – that: ‘The Office of the Auditor General has currently set its work plan for the period to September 30, 2017. In the summer of 2017, we will commence planning for our fall/winter schedule. We will give careful consideration to the information contained in your letter as we develop our work plan.’

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