Legault Turns His Back on Fossil Fuel Development in Quebecon October 28, 2021 at 1:29 pm

Quebec Premier François Legault recently declared that the province is completely done with fossil fuel extraction and is now being pressured not to compensate the impacted companies. During his speech to open the new legislative session on Oct. 19, Legault said that going forward, Quebec needs to “count on its assets to profoundly transform our economy” by relying on electricity and renewable energy and ending fossil fuel extraction. He said this would create wealth for future generations and attract investors who want to produce without generating greenhouse gases. The move went virtually unopposed in the assembly. Dominique Anglade, Quebec Liberal Party leader and head of the official opposition, reacted by saying on Twitter, “This is exactly the path we suggested taking a month ago.” Far-left party Québec Solidaire and the once-ruling pro-independence Parti Québécois were also on board, but went a step further by requesting that expropriated companies not be compensated. …

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