Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Minister of Information



Lower Churchill is progressing along very nicely, thank you very much!

We are currently undergoing EAs on generation project, on Newfoundland and Labrador link! We are talking with customers in Atlantic Canada, Mr. Speaker, and in Northeastern United States, as well as New York and Ontario, Mr. Speaker! There is very healthy interest in this project which, as Premier said yesterday, is cheapest hydroelectric project in North America!

Mr. Speaker, in terms of our relationship in acquiring transmission, either through Quebec or through Labrador or through New Brunswick, our issue has only been give us level playing field! We are prepared to compete, and, Mr. Speaker, we will bring green energy solutions to rest of country and Eastern United States!

Mr. Speaker, we will know run of this river! We understand whole project, Mr. Speaker! So we are in strongest possible position to negotiate the best benefits on behalf of people of Newfoundland and Labrador! Mr. Speaker, everybody in country and everybody in Eastern United States knows that we hold answer to many climate change issues in Lower Churchill, Mr. Speaker! Project is online, it is on time, and it will get developed!

Lower Churchill will be developed and it will be developed in best interest of people of Newfoundland and Labrador!

Mr. Speaker, it will be done in timely and comprehensive fashion!