Hydropower : the CAQ would join forces in Ontario

News 19 March, 2018
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    The leader of the Coalition avenir Québec, François Legault

    Philippe Orfali

    Monday, march 19, 2018 13:49

    Monday, march 19, 2018 13:49

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    To fill the coffers of the government, the Coalition Avenir Québec wants that Hydro Quebec won most of the lucrative deals like the one that she got recently in Massachusetts.

    François Legault wants Quebec to do more to export its electricity. The leader of the CAQ is proposing to establish an “energy alliance” with the province of Ontario and the Atlantic provinces.

    “Building on this alliance, Quebec could benefit from the construction of new transmission lines to Ontario, the northeast of the United States, even the Midwest,” said François Legault during a speech to the Conseil des relations internationales de Montréal (CORIM) on Monday noon.

    The project, Northern Pass must supply electricity to quebec this State from the east coast of New England and to bring in more than $ 10 billion over 20 years to the State-owned company, he recalled.

    “I intend to initiate discussions in order to forge an energy Alliance with the province of Ontario and the atlantic provinces,” said the former minister of the Parti Québécois.

    “With our immense reservoirs, Québec is an immense battery of clean energy in the north-east of America. “

    The leader of the CAQ is also returned to the load to emphasize more local content in major infrastructure projects in quebec. If the CAQ forms the government in the next election, all major projects financed by Québec contain such a requirement, he said, without, however, the encrypt.

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