June 16, 2017

Ches Crosbie calls for an accelerated assessment on the cause of flooding in Mud Lake, Labrador

Mud Lake, NL (June 13, 2017) – Potential PC Party leadership candidate Ches Crosbie is calling on Dwight Ball to take further action and accelerate the Independent Assessment into the cause of recent flooding in Mud Lake, Labrador. 

“The Premier is the Minister of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs, yet his Liberal government is failing to get on top of this issue,” said Crosbie.

Crosbie has spent the last two days touring the flood-damaged areas at Mud Lake in the company of affected residents. While the government has offered some disaster relief, Crosbie has noted that many possessions that were damaged, such as automobiles and ATVs, are not covered under current financial assistance.

“The timely completion of the Independent Assessment is crucial to helping those affected understand the cause of the flood and ensuring that government is providing an adequate level of support,” added Crosbie.

“It is clear that these residents, most of whom are indigenous people, need to be better heard by government and have their issues addressed with a higher priority.”

Crosbie is completing his Connect with Crosbie Tour of Labrador this week, with visits to PC District Associations in Lake Melville and Labrador West. This is his second visit to Labrador since his tour began. He has now visited all four Labrador districts.

The PC party announced last weekend that its leadership selection will take place April 27–29, 2018.


Devin Drover

Communications and Policy Advisor