Louis Sebert: Correction for New Generators for Yellowknife Power Plant

Delivered on March 3, 2017

Mr. Speaker, this morning CBC published an article quoting from Oral Questions yesterday. The article repeats a misstatement that I made during my reply to Oral Question 670-18(2).

I would like to take an opportunity to correct the record.  Quoting from unedited Hansard, I said:

“I understand that there was a careful evaluation of the bid made by the Power Corporation. The bid from Virdi was the lowest rated, and among the factors looked at was price”.

What I should have said was that Virdi were the highest rated – lowest bidder.

I apologize for any misunderstanding this has caused.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.