Justice and Public Safety
December 18, 2017

The following is being distributed at the request of the Commission of Inquiry Respecting the Muskrat Falls Project Order:

Commission of Inquiry Respecting the Muskrat Falls Project Order - Update on Inquiry Organization

The Honourable Justice Richard D. LeBlanc, Commissioner for the Inquiry Respecting the Muskrat Falls Project Order, has been actively laying the foundation for the operation of the Commission. He is working to establish a suitable organization and to hire staff and others to support the work of the inquiry. To date, a Chief Administrative Officer and other administrative staff have been appointed. By way of a news release dated November 24, 2017, it was announced that Kate O’Brien had been appointed co-counsel for the inquiry.

Today, Justice LeBlanc is pleased to announce the appointment of Barry Learmonth, Q.C., as co-counsel to the inquiry. Mr. Learmonth was admitted to the Bar of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1977 having obtained his LL.B. from Dalhousie University in 1976. Mr. Learmonth was appointed Queen’s Counsel in August, 2001. He is a partner in the firm of Learmonth, Dunne and Boulos. The primary focus of his legal practice has been in the area of civil litigation, including professional liability and construction law.

The curricula vitae of all major staff and counsel for the inquiry will be published on a website being developed by the commission.

Media contact
Kate O’Brien
709-722-0637 (c/o O’Brien White, temporarily)

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