Nova Scotia Senator Fred Dickson, hydropower advocate, has died

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Canada 2/10/12 (PennWell) -- Nova Scotia Senator and hydroelectric advocate Fred Dickson died Feb. 9 at age 74.

Dickson, a lawyer who first entered political life as a senior adviser with the provincial government of John Buchanan, was an expert on offshore resources and is remembered for promoting the province's energy interests.

Of particular note was Dickson's role in winning federal support for the 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydropower project proposed for construction in Labrador (1).

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