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Parrott Seeks Clarity from Premier on Future of Bay du Nord
Lloyd Parrott is calling on the Premier to immediately clarify his position on the Bay du Nord oil project and to publicly outline what he has done to advocate for the approval of the project by the Federal Government.
Thursday, March 3, 2022

(March 3, 2022) – Lloyd Parrott, Shadow Minister for the Department of Industry, Energy, and Technology and MHA for Terra Nova, is calling on the Premier to immediately clarify his position on the Bay du Nord oil project and to publicly outline what he has done to advocate for the approval of the project by the Federal Government.

“Yesterday the Premier finally joined me in supporting Newfoundland and Labrador oil. After weeks of silence on the Bay du Nord project, and ignoring that the project and the future of the province is in jepordy, Premier Furey finally said that our oil should be a replacement for international oil,” said Parrott.

“However, I am concerned that this is too little too late. What has the Premier done to support this project? Has the Premier advocated to the Prime Minister for approval of the project?”

Parrot also noted that two of the Premier’s handpicked advisors are calling for the rejection of the project as they signed a letter written by the Sierra Club of Canada that specifically called for the Federal government to reject Bay du Nord and to transition the province away from fossil fuels.

“Does Premier Furey agree with two of his advisors who signed a letter calling for the rejection of the project? The Premier cannot say he supports Newfoundland and Labrador oil and gas while listening to his own advisors. So I ask, which is it Premier? What are you personally doing to make sure Bay du Nord is approved?” asked Parrott.

“If the Bay du Nord project does not succeed, its failure will be directly caused by Furey’s inability to stand up for the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.”

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