a public talk with David Vardy (Economist, former Public Utilities Board Chair,
former Clerk of the Executive Council and Secretary to Cabinet) and with Grand
Riverkeeper and Labrador Land Protector Jim Learning, at the Peter Easton Pub,
on the future of Muskrat Falls on Thursday, March 1st, at 7:30pm.
FANE co-hosted a public Symposium on Muskrat Falls in Happy Valley-Goose Bay
last week, and will kick off Thursday evening with a public recap of the
highlights of the event, which included a series of talks, presentations,
sharing circles, and a final discussion on a formal resolution to be drafted.
Vardy and Learning both participated in the event.
and vocal critics of Muskrat Falls, has described Muskrat Falls as a public
policy error and a failure for Newfoundland and Labrador democracy. He has been
openly critical of the fact that the provincial government ignored the
conclusions of the Public Utilities Board and the recommendations of the Joint
Environmental Panel. Vardy is now focusing on the Inquiry and the safety of the
Protector, spoke candidly at the Symposium about his arrest and time spent in
the Penitentiary in St. John’s for refusing to sign a court order in reference
to Muskrat Falls protests. He continues to advocate for the rights of people
living close to the project and for fair and just treatment of those
most affected by it.
Come hear them speak about the future of the province over a beverage. A public
discussion and open Q&A with Vardy, Learning and the Co-Directors of FANE
(Dr. Sean McGrath, Dr. Barry Stephenson, Kyla Bruff) will follow.
The schedule for the evening will be:
7:30pm-7:45pm: FANE Recap of the Symposium and Introduction
7:50-8:10pm: David Vardy on
8:15-8:35pm: Jim Learning on “Bringing Justice and Equity to Muskrat
As always, FANE will also live tweet the event for those who cannot be present
in person (@foranewearthorg) and the talks will be recorded.
To hear presentations from the Muskrat Falls Symposium, please visit: http://foranewearth.org/muskrat-falls-a-public-symposium/
For a Recent Q&A with David Vardy on Muskrat Falls published in the
Independent, see: The Independent at this Link: