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Bid to renegotiate power deal with Quebec shorted out

Thursday, September 01, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Luis Millan

Newfoundland and Labrador suffered back-to-back legal setbacks in its long-running energy feud with Hydro-Québec after Quebec courts ruled the provincially owned utility was under no obligation to renegotiate a controversial 1969 agreement, and that it was entitled to purchase all but a fraction of the power generated by the Churchill Falls power plant.

In an eagerly awaited decision by a panel of five judges that examined the scope of the duties of good faith and fairness in contracts under the Civil Code of Québec, the Quebec...