McNeil: Censored Documents from Nova Scotia Power Unacceptable
Liberal leader Stephen McNeil says it is unacceptable for Nova Scotia Power to submit an analysis on executive expenses and redact the majority of the evidence.
“Clearly, this is another example of Nova Scotia Power keeping important documentation from the public” says McNeil. “Why has this information been redacted? This company has a monopoly and has no competition in this province. NSP is funded by Nova Scotians and all information should be accessible to Nova Scotians.”
The recent analysis was conducted for the Utility and Review Board but officials from Nova Scotia Power selectively removed the details around the Executive Compensation Review, current levels of executive compensation, benefits and other expenses at the utility as well as Emera’s Business Expense Reimbursement Policy.
“The Liberal Caucus has been calling for Nova Scotia Power to be more transparent and open” explains McNeil. “We’ve asked government to force Nova Scotia Power to be forthright with their information and the NDP have neglected their duties to compel the utility to cooperate.”
McNeil has repeatedly called for Nova Scotia Power to pay for the NDP electricity tax, which last year alone cost Nova Scotians $43 million. The Liberal Caucus has also presented government with options to keep Nova Scotia Power more accountable to the public and introduced legislation to provide independent renewable energy producers to sell directly to customers, creating competition for Nova Scotia Power and breaking the utility's monopoly."