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Federal lifeline unlikely

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24.10.2019

And now for the $200-million question.

The election is over. Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have a minority government that essentially needs support from at least one opposition party to pass legislation. Newfoundland and Labrador’s Liberal government is depending on Ottawa to come up with $200 million a year — every year — to keep domestic electricity prices from shooting up to an unsustainable level as a result of the overbudget and off-schedule hydroelectric project at Muskrat Falls.

With the new reality in Ottawa, how likely is it that the federal Liberals can come up with what provincial Liberals in this province are depending on?

And more to the point, where do they get the 14 opposition votes they’d........

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