A well-known voice actor from this province has taken to social media in an effort to free her father from custody in connection to recent protests at Muskrat Falls.
Jennifer Hale, who was born in Labrador, is the daughter of Jim Learning – a man taken into custody after refusing to sign an injunction asking him to stay away from the Muskrat Falls site. Two other Labrador elders, Marjorie Flowers and Eldred Davis, were also taken into custody for refusing to stay away from the site.
Hale posted to her 58,000 followers on social media that her father has advanced cancer that requires medical attention. She is concerned that his health could decline if he does not have access to care before his next court appearance.
our dad has advanced cancer & was taken to HMPrison (med/max security)in St Johns 4 not obeying @NalcorEnergy
— Jennifer Hale (@jhaletweets) July 22, 2017
Hale, who has worked in film, television and the video game industry, asked her followers on social media to phone Premier Dwight Ball and Nalcor to plead for her father’s release.
One of her posts has been shared over one thousand times by followers as well as other members of the entertainment industry.
An online petition for the release of Jim Learning, Marjorie Flowers and Eldred Davis has collected over 2,300 signatures. You can find that here.