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Premier Kathy Dunderdale. — TC Media file photo
CORNER BROOK Premier Kathy Dunderdale said Thursday that the province is still waiting on Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Ltd. and its parent company Kruger Inc. to settle its internal affairs before announcing plans it has to help the Corner Brook paper mill.
“In terms of the piece of work that Kruger had to do with government, that work was completed some time ago,” said Dunderdale while at Humber Valley Resort.
Dunderdale said the agreement between the company and the province as to how $90 million allocated for the mill in Budget 2013 will be used is in place and hinges on agreements being reached with the company’s entire labour force.
“When they get their house in order and get all of that straightened out between them, then they know that we’re there to step right in and we’ll make announcements at that time,” she said.
“We’re very supportive of these operations here in Corner Brook, we have been since we took government and that’s going to continue.”
Right now workers at Deer Lake Power are the only ones without a contract.