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hydro‑québec v. churchill falls (labrador) corp., [1988] 1 S.C.R. 1087



Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation Limited                              Appellant




Hydro‑Québec             Respondent




Royal Trust Company                                                                       Mis en cause




General Trust of Canada                                                                   Mis en cause


indexed as: hydro‑québec v. churchill falls (labrador) corp.



File No.: 19339.


1988: May 4; 1988: June 9.


Present: Dickson C.J. and Beetz, McIntyre, Lamer, Wilson, Le Dain and La Forest JJ.


on appeal from the court of appeal for quebec




                   Appeal ‑‑ Interpretation of contract for the provision of hydro-electric energy ‑‑ Appeal moot in view of this  Court's judgment: Newfoundland (Attorney General) v. Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corp.


                   Held: The appeal should be dismissed.


Case Cited


                   Referred to: Newfoundland (Attorney General) v. Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corp., [1988] 1 S.C.R. 1085.


                   APPEAL from a judgment of the Quebec Court of Appeal, J.E. 85-255, affirming a judgment of the Superior Court, [1983] C.S. 604.  Appeal dismissed.


1.                       Colin K. Irving and Franklin S. Gertler, for the appellant.


2.                       Michel Jetté, André E. Gadbois, Q.C., and Julie Veilleux, for the respondent.


3.                       J. Vincent O'Donnell, Q.C., for the mis en cause the Royal Trust Co.


                          English version of the judgment delivered by


4.                       The Court ‑‑ In view of the judgment handed down today in Newfoundland (Attorney General) v. Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corp., [1988] 1 S.C.R. 1085, this appeal is moot.


5.                       The appeal is dismissed without costs.


                          Appeal dismissed.


Solicitors for the appellant: McMaster Meighen, Montréal.


Solicitors for the respondent: Geoffrion, Jetté, Montréal.


Solicitors for the mis en cause the Royal Trust Co.: Lavery, O'Brien, Montréal.


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