Reaching the province's greenhouse gas targets isn't achievable without a new hydroelectric dam, Coalition Avenir Québec Leader François Legault said on Friday, September 16, 2022, adding that he's hoping to use the rest of the election campaign to tout his environmental plan.
Coalition Avenir Québec Leader François Legault is promising to ask the province's hydro utility to consider building new hydroelectric dams, but he is not saying where or how he would realize the complicated, expensive megaprojects.
Acknowledging that Quebecers are among the highest taxed people in Canada, the two top parties running in Quebec's election campaign held competing news conferences in the provincial capital on Monday to promise income tax cuts if they are elected on Oct. 3.
Power outages caused by the powerful and deadly storm that swept across Ontario and Quebec on Saturday, May 21, 2022, are stretching into another day, as hydro providers warned customers they could be waiting even longer for things to be fully restored.
Emergency crews rushed to restore power and clear roads on Sunday, May 22, 2022, a day after a deadly and destructive storm swept across southern Ontario and Quebec, though officials cautioned that some of the outages could take days to resolve.
Ahead of a likely federal election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dropped into Newfoundland and Labrador on Wednesday with a multibillion-dollar bailout package designed to beat down the soaring costs of the contentious Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project and avert a feared bankruptcy.
Communities along the $2.9-billion Champlain Hudson Power Express will be able to apply for financial assistance for job-training programs along with other non-traditional supports like daycare, transportation and retrofits for low-income households.