FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
John Hogan, Liberal Candidate for the District of Windsor Lake, is calling on PC Leader Ches Crosbie to finally apologize to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador for the misguided Muskrat Falls project for which his party has yet to accept responsibility.
“Mismanagement, confirmation bias, and a lack of political courage by the PC Party has placed our province in a difficult position, yet Mr. Crosbie has never apologized on behalf of his party,” said Hogan.
The PC Party sanctioned the project, forcing Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to pay the full costs even though it was far in excess of the province’s power needs. This puts unreasonable pressure on everyone in the province, most notably the vulnerable and aging population.
As a lawyer representing consumers at the Commission of Inquiry into the Muskrat Falls Project, Hogan says he was appalled daily by what he heard.
Hogan notes that the Liberal Government under Premier Andrew Furey has established a cabinet committee on the implementation of the LeBlanc Report. Hogan can offer his experience and expertise gained at the Muskrat Falls Inquiry, which is one of the reasons he is running in this election.
“The Liberal Government is working hard to clean up the mess left behind by the PCs, and we’ve committed to implement all the recommendations of the Inquiry,” said Hogan.
“Mr. Crosbie doesn’t want to talk about the report from Commissioner LeBlanc, and doesn’t want to take responsibility for the actions of the PC party.”