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    Anne-Marie E Branch August 4, 2017 at 1:53 pm #

    re: [Despite continued calls for Nalcor Energy to drop its injunction against anti-Muskrat Falls hydroelectric activists, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Justice minister and Attorney General is firm that he cannot politically interfere.\“It’s one thing to have a conversation with a Crown corporation as it relates to injunctions,” said Andrew Parsons, in a phone interview with APTN National News from his riding in Port aux Basques.
    But he said once the injunction is in place, “It would completely be inappropriate for me to intervene in any way to apply political pressure to persuade a court or individuals or companies on how to proceed.”]
    My Comment: I am not a legal expert, but, I don’t think the above statement is accurate based upon my understanding of the court rules of procedure. Any party can apply to the court for intervenor status, or apply to join an action…..isn’t that what we see on CPAC with the Supreme Court of Canada. What is unreasonable about this request? I live in Ontario, as a Canadian, I fully support the call for this objective review, it is the only humane approach to take: ‘A public inquiry, independent scientific assessment and a forensic audit are some of the key demands from the land protectors among others in the province. The range of concerns is vast, from methylmercury contamination to flooding of communities downstream to the ballooning cost of the project, now sitting at over $12 billion. …….. I hope the Liberal Party of Canada will seek intervenor status in this matter!