In a speech Wednesday before the St. John's Board of Trade, Dunderdale took aim at neighbouring Quebec saying the focus of the project is to make her province self-sufficient and the masters of its own destiny.
Dunderdale says if that's not done then the province will always be reliant on someone else.
She says Hydro-Quebec shouldn't get to benefit from the development of resources in Labrador.
She says the Quebec utility is only concerned with what is best for its own interests.
Dunderdale made the comments as some critics in the province question the provincial government's assertion that the project will be a source of stable low-cost electricity rates.
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