Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Former N.L. Premier Danny Williams to Testify at Muskrat Falls Hearing

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Former N.L. Premier Danny Williams to Testify at Muskrat Falls Hearing

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Former N.L. premier to testify at Muskrat Falls hearing

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HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. - Public hearings will continue Monday morning for an independent inquiry into the issues surrounding the $12.7 billion Muskrat Falls hydro project on Labrador's lower Churchill River.

Former Newfoundland and Labrador premier Danny Williams will begin testimony at 9:30 a.m. at the Beothuk building in St. John's on Monday and Tuesday to discuss the project near Happy Valley-Goose Bay, which has been described as "the greatest fiscal mistake in Newfoundland and Labrador's history " by current premier Dwight Ball.

During his term, Williams championed the project -- which has been plagued by cost overruns and construction delays -- as a form of energy independence from Quebec.

He retired from politics shortly after announcing the plan for Muskrat Falls in 2010. …

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