Former Quebec premier was responsible for a model economic development agreement with Indigenous people.
Dwight Ball has panned the project as historic mistake.
Will consult with First Nations and community representatives on hydro electric project.
Utilities Commission says alternative energy, industrial curtailment could provide similar benefits with an equal or lower cost.
Court challenge would not be fought on environmental grounds, but on land, hunting and fishing rights enshrined in the Constitution.
Deloitte report says it would cost $1.4 billion to postpone, cancelling it outright would cost $1.2 billion.
NDP-Green agreement would send the project to utilities commission for a review of its economic viability.
Job numbers reflect increased road construction, prepping for the dam and generating station.
Lawsuit alleges facility had inadequate safety standards.
Protesters call for temporary suspension of land-clearing, construction and federal approvals.
Several groups with outstanding legal challenges against the megaproject.
Cites economics as it pulls the application for the 100-megawatt power plant.
Denounced by First Nations and environmental groups as “incredibly stupid.”
Also wants help lowering hydro bills that are around $600 a month in winter.
Energy minister expects a decision by the end of the year.