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Old Feb 20th, 2009, 02:31 PM   #1
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Red face NFLD: Gros Morne Power Lines?

Lower Churchhill power lines may go through Gros Morne National Park...

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Old Feb 20th, 2009, 02:36 PM   #2
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I find this quite sad. Gros Morne is such a beautiful spot.

The lines already exist through Quebec, but NL is the only province in Canada that does not have the right to buy transmission rights through the grid of another province. Quebec wants to buy our power, just like it has with the Upper Churchill power, and then sell it at a profit. In a little over 6 years, NL will have to sell its hydro power from the Upper Churchill at cost. Quebec made over $1.5 billion from the sale of NL generated power, for which we received $31 million.
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Old Feb 20th, 2009, 06:46 PM   #3
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I think public pressure will rescind that proposal. It really shouldn't go through the Park like that.

It's not logical that oil and natural gas are treated differently than electrical.
Quebec has always had us over a barrel and Ontario wonders why our Danny Dictator is always cranky?

(But we knew that already, right, Dr. G?)
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Old Feb 20th, 2009, 06:51 PM   #4
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"But we knew that already, right, Dr. G?" Sad, but all too true, ErnstNL. Almost all of the profit that Quebec Hydro got last year came from the sale of Churchill Falls power. Should they ever leave Canadian Confederation, we might as well just pull the plug and let them take us to the World Court. We shall see.
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And I thought I was the only one....

Seriously, I though I was the only one with that opinion, I agree completely, if they leave the confederation, pull the plug.
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I don't want to see Quebec leave the Canadian Confederation, but since this power is the main source of their foreign revenue, they can't afford to lose it. Thus, if they ever leave, they would have to have control over that part of Labrador.
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Leaving the confederation

Personally, I would hate to see them leave - Quebec brings too many good things to Canada for that eventuality to be anything other than a tragedy. However, one of the neat things about our country is that they can leave, if they choose. If that were to unfortunately occur, the Labrador question would be just one of a number of messy situations. With any luck, we will not be faced with those situations, but it was a close run thing.
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frobertson, Quebec must have Labrador power if they are to survive as a distinct country. This would be their main source of foreign currency. This power was worth $1.8 billion US to Hydro Quebec last year.
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Well, very messy then

Well, if they do decide to leave, I guess the power issue would become very messy. I wonder who's decision it would be, whether to cede Labrador to Quebec or not. I have a feeling it would become part of the separation negotiations. Lets hope it never comes to that. Divorces can be so bad for the kids
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"I wonder who's decision it would be, whether to cede Labrador to Quebec or not. I have a feeling it would become part of the separation negotiations." People I know in Labrador would fight to keep Labrador part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. I have a feeling that they would simply destroy the power plant before letting it come under control of Quebec, unless Quebec was willing to renegotiate the power deal which sees NL earn one and one half cents for every ten dollars that Hydro Quebec gets for NL Hydro electricity. That 1 1/2 cents goes to zero in six years ................. and NL Hydro has to pay for the upkeep of the Churchill Falls Power Plant.
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