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Two Canadian utilities sued for $4 billion

Posted On: Oct. 7, 2020 8:37 AM CST


Canada's Innu Nation of Labrador has sued utility Hydro-Quebec and electric utility Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corp. Ltd. for $4 billion for the ecological and cultural damage caused by the damming of the upper Churchill River in the early 1970s, Kamloops This Week reported. The hydroelectric project led to the creation of the Smallwood Reservoir, which flooded 6,500 square kilometers of traditional Innu territory, as well as destroyed fishing and hunting grounds, caribou habitat and ancestral graves.

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