RSS

Hydro-Quebec, a symbol of French pride

07 Apr

Fifty years ago, at a fishing camp north of Quebec City, the cabinet of then-Premier Jean Lesage held a fractious debate over the future of electricity in Quebec.

Spearheaded by the late René Lévesque, the major question on the table was the nationalization of Hydro-Quebec. At the time, most of the electricity generated in the province came from powerful private corporations like Montreal Heat and Power and Shawinigan Water and Power.

Read the rest.

How is flooding millions of acres a source of pride?

Advertisements
 
Comments Off on Hydro-Quebec, a symbol of French pride

Posted by on April 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Comments are closed.

 
%d bloggers like this: