Harrison Takes Credit For Mines Clean-Up Funding

Tuesday, April 03, 2007 at 14:41



A former MP isn’t shy about giving himself credit for the plan to clean up northern Saskatchewan’s abandoned uranium mines.


Jeremy Harrison says he had a hand in the Tory government’s decision to come through with half of the $24.6 million in project funding announced yesterday.


Harrison says he repeatedly brought the issue up during his time as an MP.


He also claims to have helped engineer the recent developments in his role as a senior official in the Conservative government.


Harrison says the Tories’ action on this file stands in sharp contrast to the Liberals’ handling of the issue.


A representative with the provincial department of Industry and Resources admits negotiations picked up in the last 12 months after years of talks.