From The CBC:
Calls green power exports Quebec's 'blue gold'
Quebec's future prosperity lies in the development of new hydroelectric plants to generate power for export to the United States, the province's premier told Liberals gathered at a council meeting in Laval, north of Montreal.
"Quebec will build itself on its blue gold," Jean Charest told hundreds of Liberal delegates who attended the weekend meeting.
He pledged his government's commitment to further develop hydroelectricity and build on efforts made by past Liberal governments to evolve the power source, including former premiers Jean Lesage, who nationalized the power grid, and Robert Bourassa, who launched the James Bay dam project.
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Update: Quebec future in rivers, dams: premier -- Montreal Gazette