There is a tendency to become overly melodramatic where the Quebec question is concerned. I fear this article may have done damage to Kenetech and to the future of wind energy in Canada. Hydro Quebec, CanWEA, Kenetech and even Greenpeace Montreal would dispute the distorted connection made between Parti Quebocois, ecological pillage, the referendum and public hearings on Kenetech's projects. You have earned a reputation for high standards that is well deserved. Unfortunately "Quebec Shaky" was not worthy of your publication.
From Jeff Passmore, President, Canadian Wind Energy Association
The point we made was that if the Gaspe project was delayed by a protracted public consultation exercise, Quebec might vote for independence in the meantime, changing the whole economic climate for spending on renewables, including renewables on the Gaspe Peninsula. This remains a distinct possibility. ED.