POW­ER­FUL NEIGH­BOURS

The Globe and Mail (Ottawa/Quebec Edition) - - EDITORIAL -

As Kon­rad Yakabuski points out, Hy­dro Québec “is sit­ting on mas­sive sur­pluses” (North­ern Pass Re­jec­tion Would Have Reper­cus­sions For Hy­dro-Québec's Future, Feb. 14). So why is On­tario not tak­ing ad­van­tage of this sit­u­a­tion?

Hy­dro Que­bec is of­fer­ing Mas­sachusetts power at a cost that is roughly one-third of what On­tario Power Gen­er­a­tion wants for power from re­built re­ac­tors. We don’t need to build a new trans­mis­sion cor­ri­dor through a moun­tain land­scape to get this power – we sim­ply need to use our ex­ist­ing con­nec­tions. It is a no-brainer for both prov­inces to make a deal.

Un­for­tu­nately, On­tario can’t stop mus­ing about some far­fetched future where prob­lem plagued nu­clear power ac­tu­ally makes sense. It is time to for the Wynne gov­ern­ment to stop dream­ing and start deal­ing.

Jack Gib­bons, chair, On­tario Clean Air Al­liance Toronto

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