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NL Oil Industry Continues to Slip Away While Federal and Provincial Liberals Have Photo Op: Ches Crosbie
Crosbie noted Norway has invested strategically in their oil industry which has rebounded with new exploration activity, production and jobs.
Friday, August 21, 2020

Office of the Official Opposition
For Immediate Release

 

St. John's, NL (August 21, 2020) – Ches Crosbie, PC Official Opposition Leader and MHA for Windsor Lake, lashed out at the photo opportunity yesterday between Premier Furey and Federal Minister Dominic Leblanc.

“Our offshore industry has been brought to its knees and yet, after six months of discussions between respective liberal governments, all we get is an announcement that there will be an announcement. If the circumstances were not so dire, this would be laughable” said Crosbie.

“Just this week I talked to another constituent who has been laid off from his job at a local offshore supply company and now fears losing everything. Hundreds of jobs have been lost while thousands of skilled traded workers look for work as projects are mothballed or deferred,” continued Crosbie.

Crosbie noted Norway has invested strategically in their oil industry which has rebounded with new exploration activity, production and jobs.

“Minister Leblanc talked yesterday about “policy instruments” to help. That will not get our industry moving and get people back to work. Neither the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil and Gas Industries Association (NOIA) or the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) have been asking for policy instruments. The Premier and Minister seem totally out of touch with reality,” added Crosbie.

 

Contacts:

Denise Tubrett

Chief of Staff

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(c) 1.709.725.2594

DeniseTubrett@gov.nl.ca

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