Please join us on December 3, 2012 when the Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador will be at our podium to share the vision behind the Muskrat Falls Hydro Project.
In less than a decade, Newfoundland and Labrador has undergone a transformation that is unparalleled. With a comprehensive Energy Plan that charts a path to use the financial benefits of non-renewable resources to lay the foundation for a sustainable economy, Newfoundland and Labrador is using its vast resources in offshore oil and mining to take this once “have not” province and propel it forward as one of the fastest growing economies in North America. The Muskrat Falls Hydro Project will secure the power needed to capitalize on its energy warehouse and develop its unyielding potential.
Kathy Dunderdale was sworn in as the 10th Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador on December 3, 2010, and on October 11, 2011, became the first female ever elected premier of the province, and the second woman elected to a premiership in Canada.
Premier Dunderdale grew up in the town of Burin, Newfoundland and Labrador. She attended Memorial University and worked throughout the province in the fields of community development, communications, fisheries and social work.
Premier Dunderdale’s legislative career rests on a solid background in municipal government. She started her public service as town councillor and eventually Deputy Mayor of Burin, leading into a multitude of leadership roles as, President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Municipalities and Director of the Canadian Federation of Municipalities.
Premier Dunderdale has also served as President of the Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador. Following her election to the House of Assembly as Member for Virginia Waters in 2003, Premier Dunderdale’s first Cabinet appointment was as Minister of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development and Minister Responsible for the Rural Secretariat. In October 2008 she was appointed as Deputy Premier, as well as Minister of Natural Resources, Minister Responsible for the Forestry and Agrifoods Agency, and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women.