New committee to provide oversight on Muskrat Falls, Nalcor

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Premier Tom Marshall will appoint a bureaucratic committee, chaired by the government's top civil servant, to provide oversight on Muskrat Falls and Nalcor.

Premier Tom Marshall

Marshall acknowledged that the public has been criticizing the government for a lack of oversight on Muskrat Falls, and he said next week he'll be announcing new measures to keep a close eye on Nalcor.

This comes on the heels of reports by The Telegram reporting that Natural Resources Minister Derrick Dalley didn't bother to read a key report by the independent engineering firm assigned to provide oversight on the project.

At the time Dalley said that Nalcor CEO Ed Martin reported directly to Dalley's deputy minister, who in turn reported to Dalley.

The new bureaucratic committee will report directly to cabinet, and will provide regular updates, making for a more structured approach.

Marshall said more details on the new system will be coming early next week.

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  • Corporate Psycho
    March 13, 2014 - 20:16

    More embarrassing stuff from this government. The committee will probably consist of Danny.

  • david
    March 13, 2014 - 16:30

    So....extra locks for the barn door, months after most of the horses were either sent to the glue factory or ran off. A few very nice "stable boy" jobs for PC 'friends and family'. We're saved.

  • Guy Incognito
    March 13, 2014 - 15:17

    Too late Tom, your party is toast for the foreseeable future. You can try and turn things around all you want. You and your predecessors have mismanaged things and treated the people of this province too poorly for too long....

  • Maurice E. Adams
    March 13, 2014 - 14:58

    Window dressing. Why not the PUB?

  • leon
    March 13, 2014 - 14:20

    We need qualified people not a bureaucratic committee.

  • leon
    March 13, 2014 - 14:15

    Chaired by Dalley??

    • joebennett
      March 13, 2014 - 16:48

      She's gone boy she's gone. Let's get some real people here. It's our money that they're spending and they just don't give a darn.