M••.• Falls Media Analysis
PrepaNd FrId8y November 30
CcMrtnc from evenInI of Thursdlly Nov 29 to end of day Friday, Nov 30There has been a sllniftcant ~ of Muskrat Falls media ooverale over the pest 24hours, almost entirely dedicated to the announcement of the federallo8n .uaf1lntee.Early Thu..c:tay evenin& media startin. reportln. the possibility of the Io8n lUaranteebeinlannounced in HIIppy Valley-Goose Bay on Friday. Media reported that PremierDunderdale did not seem to be aware of the announcement durinl her post-QP
Rumours were swtrIina in the media and social media that talks had hatted,back
Friday momlnl It was belnl confirmed that an announcementwould tJlke place in Labrador tDday, with PrIme Minister Harper, Premier Dunderdaleand Premier Dexter In.attendance.Coverqe of the announcement was carried
all local media, as well as nationalmedia outlets including
Newsworld. Reports have focused on how this winsignificantly reduce borrowing costs for the project and the significant environmentalbenefits.Lorraine Michael did a serum pbst announcement at the Confederation BUlldin&-Shewas not pleased with the announcement She called the terms of the loan"problematic"' because we don't know the amount of equity the· province would beresponsible for, Impact of cost overruns. etc. She said that the Premier should beembarrassed over not being aware of the event until after PMO announced
andquestioned the level of involvement of the Premier/ProvIncial Government In thenelOtiations. finally, she questions govemment for "rushing ahead· with the projectwithout regulatory review.Media coverage has not been clear on how much the loan002 or 003 figure. Reports are varying.
ergina: Federal loan lUarantee:Impending sanctionEmerging: House of Assembly Debate / Filibuster' Oppositionparties have been in the mediathreatening to filibuster.The Uberal party's allegation that someHolding: Immigration Investor Fund or all of the funds may be used tosupport Muskrat Falls ined somemedia traction.