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First Nation Sues Quebec Utility With Significant U.S. Exports

Oct. 6, 2020, 9:52 PM

A First Nation is suing a Canadian electrical utility with significant exports to the U.S. for C$4 billion ($3 billion), alleging the company has used its lands illegally for decades to produce hydropower.

Montreal-based Hydro-Quebec was a key player in the construction of the Churchill Falls Generating Station in 1969, which destroyed over 6,500 square kilometers (2,509 square miles) of the Innu Nation of Labrador’s territory, the nation said in a claim filed Monday in a provincial court.

“While Hydro-Quebec has made tens of billions of dollars from taking the power from Churchill Falls and selling it to the U.S.,...

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