TORONTO—The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador recently announced a public inquiry into how the economically disastrous Muskrat Falls hydro-electric project was approved. In reality, there is little mystery. The project was strongly supported by the governments of former premiers Danny Williams and Kathy Dunderdale. A very limited economic review was permitted by the province’s Public Utilities Board and the federal-provincial environmental review panel established in relation to the project was barred from examining the economic viability. Both the
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