The Telegraph-Journal reports today that, "The New Brunswick government is coming under intense pressure to provide details of talks with Quebec concerning NB Power, but officials insist there is still no deal to reveal."
NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
"Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams warned that he would do everything in his power to stop Hydro-Québec from getting control of NB Power, a move he said was rooted in 'greed.' He charged that Quebec is trying to get a lock on a vital transmission gateway to electricity markets in the United States."
Williams said, "If it looks like that is not good for the people of Atlantic Canada, the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, the people of the country, then we'd certainly consider going before the Competition Bureau with an anti-competitive claim."
"Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter also waded into the debate Monday, saying he shares many of Williams's concerns."
Dexter said, "Anything that concentrates the power utilities in the hands of a single entity like (Hydro-Québec) has potential ramifications for the energy corridor (to New England)."