On April 25, 2000, Great Lakes Power Trust completed a $100 million bond offering to institutional investors to re-finance the purchase of three hydroelectric power generation facilities on the Lièvre River in Quebec.
Torys acted for Great Lakes Power Trust with a team that included Phil Brown, Jonathan Weisz, Amanda Chester and Karen Burke. McCarthys acted for investors with a team that included Barry Ryan, Gordon Baird and Rasha El Sissi in Toronto and Scot Diamond in Montreal. Desjardins Ducharme Stein Monast handled Quebec aspects of the transaction for Great Lakes with a team that included André Vautour, Dominique Belisle, Françoise Bourduas and Pierre Légault. Stikeman Elliot prepared the title search for the transaction with a team that included Erik Richer La Fleche and Steeve Robitaille.