Cardy wants EUB's take on Siemens deal
New Democrats aren't quite sure what to make of NB Power's partnership with Siemens because, they say, too many questions remain. Leader Dominic Cardy says he welcomes the direction spelled out in the energy blueprint, and supports modernizing NB Power. But Cardy says the Energy and Utilities Board should have the mandate to review the deal -- as would be done in every other North American jurisdiction -- and make the results public. The NDP leader adds, there's also concern over Invest NB subsidizing a portion of 40 jobs for a "Smart Grid Centre of Competence" in Fredericton; the agency hasn't said how much that could cost taxpayers.