Manitoba Hydro board resigns

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Every member of the Manitoba Hydro board, except for Progressive Conservative MLA Cliff Graydon, resigned on Wednesday.

Chair Sanford Riley said the board and the provincial government could not agree on several issues.

“For over a year we have attempted to meet with the premier to resolve a number of critical issues related to the finances and governance of Manitoba Hydro, including matters related to Hydro’s efforts to further develop its relationship with Indigenous peoples,” he said in a written statement.

“Despite repeated attempts, we have not been able to have a meaningful dialogue with the government and we have reached an impasse.”

The board was told the government was going to remove Riley as chair.

“Accordingly we have determined that it is necessary to resign.”