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Schedule Overruns: Inquiry and Ball

schedule overruns: Despite his attempts to avoid scrutiny before the election, all he could do was win a minority government, according to Rabble. Ball admitted that Muskrat Falls was the greatest fiscal mistake in Newfoundland and Labrador's history in the public inquiry today. That's probably one of the major reasons Ball called the 2019 election early in order to avoid his own public inquiry testimony creating large political re-election problems for him. Liberal Premier Dwight Ball took the stand Thursday at the public inquiry into cost and schedule overruns that have plagued the controversial dam on Labrador's lower Churchill River. Ball, who called the inquiry under intense public pressure, has called Muskrat Falls the greatest fiscal mistake in Newfoundland and Labrador's history. The 824-megawatt dam has essentially doubled in costs to more than 12.7 billion since it was sanctioned by a former Progressive Conservative government in 2012. ( As reported in the news.