Hydro refund, UNDRIP, Cyclone evacuation

Luca Caruso-Moro





Hydro Quebec is giving 1.5 billion dollars back to Quebecers.

The government company had collected more revenue than authorized by the Régie de l'énergie in recent years.

Premiere Francois Legault has ordered the return after receiving a petition from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation demanding it.


Canada has come one step closer to aligning it’s laws with the UN’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The bill brought forward by NDP MP Romeo Saganash has come under fire from Conservative senators.

They say it could give Indigenous peoples too much governing power over energy projects.

Conservatives have also been criticized themselves by opponents who claim they had worked to stall the process of adoption.

The bill provides a framework for the recognition of land control, language preservation, legal equality among other aspects.

The bill will now go back to the Senate for debate and a final vote.


Indian authorities are gearing up to move 300,000 people away from the impact zone of a cyclone which is expected to hit the coast this Thursday.

Storm Vayu formed in the Arabian sea and is making its way towards the coast of Gujarat, an industrial hotspot south of the Pakistan border.