After a lengthy debate at the Muskrat Falls Inquiry today, the commission has decided that pay rates are relevant information, therefore should be up for normal discussion with no restrictions.
The lawyer for Paul Harrington, the director of the project, argued that a lump sump for project management was allocated, and that it would be unfair to single out the salary of one person.
Commissioner LeBlanc and co-counsel Kate O’Brien saw things differently – it was $209 an hour, $1676 a day from March 31, 2010 to April 1, 2011.
Commissioner LeBlanc noted that the Inquiry does not take into consideration parallel actions, such as ATTIPA requests.
LeBlanc told Harrington that he’s not disregarding his concern, but the public interest outweighs his privacy interest.