Quebec is considering reopening the controversial Churchill Falls agreement.
According to a report in Le Journal de Quebec published yesterday, Quebec Natural Resources Minister Pierre Arcand says Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard is floating the idea in order to “bury the hatchet” between Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador over the contract.
The contract has been challenged 17 times in court, with Quebec always winning.
According to the Journal, Arcand says Premier Couillard has been in contact with Premier Dwight Ball about the topic for several months, so now Quebec is willing to listen to this province’s argument.
Arcand says that “any good deal for Quebeckers is something we can look at.”
This article earlier stated that it was Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in contact with Dwight Ball, it has been corrected to accurately reflect that it was Premier Philippe Couillard.