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Quebec renames hydroelectric installations after late premier, Bernard Landry

A hydroelectric energy project in Quebec's far north has been renamed after a former premier whose personal relationship with Cree nation leaders made the venture possible. Quebec Premier Francois Legault announced today the Eastmain-1 dam and the Eastmain-1-A hydroelectric power plant will be renamed in memory of Bernard Landry, premier of Quebec between 2001-2003, who died in 2018. The large water basin behind the dam will now be called the Peace of the Braves reservoir, named after the historic 2002 economic development agreement between the Quebec and Cree nations, which ended years of conflict between the two peoples.

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