The Muskrat Falls Debate is heating up outside the House of Assembly.
The media is reporting that businessmen Leo Power, Peter Woodward and Chess Penney are working together with others to launch an organization that will promote the merits of the energy project.
Chess Penny is the brother of a former Liberal Cabinet Minister and Peter Woodward’s family are big liberals. Leo Power is a Progressive Conservative organizer and a former staffer for John Crosbie.
Last month, a group high-profile lawyers 2041 Energy Incorporated to oppose the Muskrat Falls project. Labrador-based lawyer, Ed Hearn heads-up the group which includes former policy advisor to Brian Peckford, Cabot Marin. Long time Liberal organizer Dennis Browne, former liberal leadership candidate Bern Coffey and former Liberal MP Richard Cashin are also part of the group
NunatuKavut has begun to raise it’s profile in opposition to the development. They are threatening to shut the project down.
Yesterday the St. John's Board of Trade offered it’s conditional support to the project, based on the decision gate three numbers.
I am with the Board of Trade, this project should stand, or fall on the financial numbers.