I’m going to talk a little bit about Muskrat Falls in terms of its project. Going into the election last year one of my biggest fears was that a new government, a new Liberal government, given that it used Muskrat Falls politically for years and condemned the project for political gain for years, that they would do something to intentionally harm it, Mr. Speaker. I pray to God every night that won’t happen, but we, as a people, have a right to be concerned and to ask questions. Muskrat Falls is a good project; even the Liberal government opposite recognizes that. In fact, the Minister of Finance was one of its biggest champions in moving the project forward.
The project will generate billions of dollars in export sales in years to come. Those billions of dollars, Mr. Speaker, are going to come, as I said, from sales of excess energy, as well as the dividend shares that are owned by the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, who have endured so much as a result of this project and who really deserve to benefit from the billions of profits that this project will start to generate, come 2021.
Tracey Perry, MHA Fortune Bay Cape La Hune, December 7, 2016