Quebec vs Newfoundland: The Hydropower Race to Market
There are no coincidences on the road to resources! Premier Dunderdale resigned on the same day Grand Chief Coon Come assumed an expanded (Cree) jurisdictional role. As a result, Quebec continues to leapfrog ahead of its faltering competitor. Read the full article on First Perspective – Quebec v. Labrador: natives and the hydropower sweepstakes.
Here was realpolitik at play: Quebec was once again redrawing its watershed map by conceding even more power and jurisdiction to the Crees. The Crees will now co-manage a much larger land base (formerly under the auspices of the Municipalité de la Baie James). Thus now and in the future, resource access to this greatly expanded region will be administered in a power sharing government – with 11 Cree and 11 non-aboriginals making all the key decisions.