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Cree and Quebec sign groundbreaking deal

The Story

On Feb. 7, 2002, the James Bay Cree sign a deal with the Quebec government that allows continued hydro development in northern Quebec. The agreement gives the Cree $3.5 billion over 50 years, more control over their communities and economies, and the promise of more Hydro-Québec jobs. The Cree vote almost 70 per cent in favour of the deal.

Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: Feb. 7, 2002
Guest(s): Mathew Coon Come
Host: Peter Mansbridge
Reporter: Maite Ormaechea
Duration: 2:29

Did You know?

• From 1975 to 2001, the population of the James Bay Cree doubled to more than 12,000. Half of the population was under the age of 25.


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