Members of Anti-poverty NL and the Labrador Land Protectors joined forces to protest against poverty in Newfoundland and Labrador and the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project.
A group of about 60 protesters gathered Monday at Harbourside Park in downtown St. John’s and marched down Water Street, chanting, “Muskrat Falls is a sham.”
Elise Thorburn, an organizer with Anti-poverty NL, is concerned about how fuel poverty affects the people of the province.
“Fuel poverty is when you spend 10 per cent or more of your income to pay for electricity and heating costs,” Thorburn said. “Newfoundland and Labrador has the highest rates of fuel poverty in Canada, and Muskrat Falls will only increase the fuel poverty on this island.”