The provincial government will go public with a rate mitigation plan for Muskrat Falls as soon as possible, but not immediately.
The PC’s introduced a Private Member’s Bill in the Legislature yesterday calling on the Dwight Ball Government to release it forthwith, but Natural Resources Minister Siobhan Coady says it hasn’t been finalized. They are looking at numerous options to both grow revenue and cut costs after Muskrat comes on stream next year.
Opposition Leader Ches Crosbie noted that government called on him to release his plan several dozen times over the past two years and now that it’s out, government should do the same.
Crosbie’s plan, referred to by the acronym CHEAP (Crosbie Hydro Energy Action Plan), was released last week.
Coady questions some of Crosbie’s numbers, and assures that government will have its plan out before the provincial election.