THE JAMES BAY POWER PLAY

(Bob Ruzicka)

 

Power to the people.  Power be damned.

Power corrupts they say; now itís going to flood the land

Talking about the Rupert and the George, the Opinaca

Broadback and the Nottaway

The multibillion-dollar James Bay Hydro Electric Power Play.

 

No, the government never gave the Crees a choice

No, they had no chance to refuse.

The old progress-versus-the people trick and the people always lose.

The natives have got a right to be restless

Because their whole lifeís at stake

You canít take a manís land, and his livelihood,

And turn it into a lake.

 

Copyright 1973 Ė TRO PUBLISHING