Premier Dwight Ball defends decision to carry on with Muskrat Falls megaproject despite ballooning costs, Globe and Mail ($)

Holly Mckenzie-Sutter • The Canadian Press • Published: July 4, 2019

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball said abandoning the Muskrat Falls project would still have been very costly and not solved the problems already in motion. (Credit: Holly Mckenzie-Sutter/The Canadian Press)

Newfoundland and Labrador’s Premier says the joy of his 2015 election victory was short-lived as he began to realize the dire financial situation brought on by the Muskrat Falls hydro megaproject’s runaway costs.

Liberal Premier Dwight Ball took the stand Thursday at the public inquiry into cost and schedule overruns that have plagued the controversial dam on Labrador’s lower Churchill River. MORE>>