Penashue on Innu deal: It’s a very good day for all of us in Labrador

he Innu people in Labrador have a new agreement with the provincial and federal governments.

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The Innu people in Labrador have a new agreement with the provincial and federal governments.

It’s worth $100 million over the next 30 years.

The money is compensation for flooding caused by the construction of the Upper Churchill hydro project in the 1960s.

The deal also promises a five per cent share of profits from the proposed Lower Churchill hydro project.

Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Peter Penashue is also the MP for Labrador.

He spoke to APTN National News about the agreement.

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Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.

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