Table the Electricity Act and Hold Public Hearings Says Green Leader

06 MAY 2013

Green Party Leader David Coon wants the Alward government to immediately table its bill to overhaul NB Power  so there is sufficient time for the Law Amendments Committee to hold public hearings before the Legislature rises for the summer.

 "New Brunswickers gave their all to save NB Power from being sold to Hydro Québec, so they deserve the right have a say in NB Power's future," said Green Party leader David Coon. "There needs to be sufficient time to send the bill to the Law Amendments Committee so it can hear from the public, but it appears that the Tories are holding back," said Coon.

 Since being elected in 2010, the Alward government has been working to rewrite the Electricity Act, the legislation that governs the operation of NB Power. The last time major changes to NB Power were contemplated, there was a very extensive process of public engagement.

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