February 24, 2024

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“Québec has a reflection of itself as a people,” says Pierre Fitzgibbon

"Québec has a reflection of itself as a people," says Pierre Fitzgibbon

Economy, Innovation and Energy Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon predicted that “we need to reflect as a people in Quebec” when it comes time to sell our green electricity to American companies.

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“Do we also want to help the planet, or are we proud of Quebec?” as Energy Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon raised his hat at the opening of the Innovative Vehicle Institute (IVI) on Friday. he asked.

“The New York deal is a good deal. Honestly, I see the financial benefits of Hydro-Québec, I can’t be against virtue,” he added.

At the end of October, News magazine He pointed out that Hydro-Québec is delaying investment projects here. American firms such as Micron and IBM Drooling while taking advantage of our low-cost “green” electricity.

Help competitors?

In the journal, Jocelyn B. Allard, president of the Quebec Association of Industrial Electricity Consumers (AQCIE), asks, “Are we helping competitors?” By asking the question.

However, according to the finance minister of the Legault government, we should not ignore our American partners because our trade relations are tightly woven with them.

“We need to help our neighbors, the United States. It accounts for 70% of Canadian and Quebec trade. So I, By American, want to be in it. To help the Americans, I am not against it, but at the same time you have to be careful because there are Quebec projects,” he summed up.

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