The (latest) Quebec-Labrador border feud - Macleans.ca

The (latest) Quebec-Labrador border feud

Newfoundland is ‘deeply concerned’ about a Quebec hydro project proposal

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The government of Newfoundland and Labrador says it is “deeply concerned” about a Quebec government proposal for a 1,550-MW hydro project on the Romaine River between Labrador and northern Quebec. Quebec’s “unacceptably deficient” proposal, drawn after Quebec officials “explicitly refused” to meet with their neighbours, ignores the project’s impact on Labrador—except for those parts of Labrador the proponent “incorrectly” attempts to depict as part of Quebec, in defiance of a Privy Council ruling nearly a century ago. The value of the project is between $6.5 billion and $8 billion. Premier Danny Williams has actually been trying to downplay any disagreement with Quebec. That strategy is now over.

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