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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Liberals Ask Why Not Hold Referendum On Shale Gas

                                     The Natural Resources Critic for the Liberals Denis Landry wants to know if any request has been made to have a referendum on fracking in the province.

Landry says M-L-A Kirk MacDonald promised to ask the premier but no one's heard what the outcome was. Landry tells CHSJ News shale gas is the ideal subject to have a referendum on.

Landry says people are really concerned about their drinking water and the quality of the air they're breathing.
He argues if the public wants a referendum the government should go with it because when the province was talking about uranium activities a few years ago, Alward and other Conservative MLAs voted for a referendum and the issue of shale gas exploration is just as important to the province today as uranium activities were back then.