Crosbie Disappointed in the Timeline

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Crosbie Disappointed in the Timeline Assigned to the Oil and Gas Industry Recovery Task Force
PC Leader and MHA for Windsor Lake, Ches Crosbie, has called the timeline contained in the Terms of Reference released for the Oil and Gas Industry Recovery Task Force indecisive, dysfunctional and unresponsive to the needs of workers.
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Office of the Official Opposition
For Immediate Release

 

St. John's, NL (October 15, 2020) – PC Leader and MHA for Windsor Lake, Ches Crosbie, has called the timeline contained in the Terms of Reference released for the Oil and Gas Industry Recovery Task Force indecisive, dysfunctional and unresponsive to the needs of workers.

“I am disturbed that it will take more than three months for funds to be assigned, enabling people to get back to work,” stated Crosbie.

“Newfoundlanders and Labradorians want to get back to work. The Terra Nova FPSO continues to sit idle, exploration continues to be deferred. The Liberals had an opportunity to get people back to work this fall, but the timeline they included in the terms of reference indicate that the new year will be here before the offshore oil industry receives support,” added Crosbie.

Crosbie continued to reference the West White Rose project and the lack of action in securing a future for the SeaRose FPSO.

“Days and weeks continue to pass without assistance for the West White Rose project. Without support for the West White Rose project, the future of the SeaRose FPSO is uncertain. By delaying support to the industry, the Liberals are negatively impacting our province’s future,” said Crosbie.

“This Liberal government is satisfied to stand by and watch workers in our province suffer hardship. The continued Liberal inaction is unacceptable,” concluded Crosbie.

 

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BradleyRussell@gov.nl.ca

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