Labrador MHA encourages constituents to contact office regarding Muskrat Falls
Keith Russell, MHA for Lake Melville, is encouraging his constituents to contact his office with questions or concerns regarding hiring at the Muskrat Falls site.
Mr. Russell says his office works daily with constituents, on-site companies and Nalcor to ensure the hiring policy put in place by government and Nalcor is followed.
“Our government is committed to a policy that sees Aboriginal People of Labrador and Labrador residents receiving priority hiring on this project,” said Mr. Russell.
“My of f ice i s working w ith Labrador residents who have questions or concerns about employment on the project on a daily basis. We work with onsite companies, unions and Nalcor to ensure this policy continues to be followed.”
Mr. Russell noted Nalcor’s records for the month of May show that of the 627 people who worked at the Muskrat Falls site, approximately 85% ( 529 people) are residents of Newfoundland and Labrador; 301 (48%) are residents of Newfoundland; and 228 ( 36.4%) are residents of Labrador, and half of those are members of Labrador Aboriginal groups.
During the course of the construction phase, the economic benefit to Labrador residents and Labrador businesses will be $500 million.
“We continue to monitor the situation, maintain communication with unions, contractors and Nalcor and work with Labradorians to ensure we see every possible benefit coming to Labrador,” added Mr. Russell. “I encourage anyone with ques- tions or concerns to contact my office.”
MHA Russell can be reached at 896- 7975 or e- mail firstname.lastname@example.org.