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.

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