The Supreme Court of Canada has granted Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation (CF(L)Co) leave to appeal the Quebec Court of Appeal’s decision in the Good Faith case

April 20th, 2017

April 20, 2017, St. John’s, NL – The Supreme Court of Canada has granted Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation (CF(L)Co) leave to appeal the Quebec Court of Appeal’s decision in the Good Faith case. This ruling allows CF(L)Co to proceed with its appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.

The date of the appeal hearing has not yet been set, but it is anticipated that it will be scheduled to occur within the next twelve months.

Proceedings to date:

  •  In 2010, CF(L)Co filed a motion with the Quebec Superior Court requesting changes to the price of power in the Power Contract and the Renewal Contract to permit a more equitable value to be placed upon the power sold to Hydro-Québec from Churchill Falls. The Court ruled against CF(L)Co’s motion.
  • In August 2014, CF(L)Co filed an appeal of that ruling with the Quebec Court of Appeal. On August 1, 2016, the Quebec Court of Appeal issued its decision, ruling against CF(L)Co.
  •  In September 2016, CF(L)Co filed an application with the Supreme Court of Canada for leave to appeal the Court of Appeal’s decision and today the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in favor of CF(L)Co on that application.

Under the Power and Renewal Contracts, energy generated from the Churchill Falls Generating Station in Labrador is sold to Hydro-Québec. The 1969 Power Contract expired on August 31, 2016 and the Renewal Contract came into effect September 1, 2016 and is in effect for 25 years.

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