Eight Cree communities have passed resolutions mandating their Chiefs to agree with the proposed new deal with Hydro-Quebec.

Four have expressed concerns over the deal, fearing their interests are not being met. In Nemaska, the deal was approved by a margin of only nine votes.

In Wemindji, Chief Reggie Mark said that the deal was approved and that there were absolutely no concerns put forth by the community.

The Waskaganish band council has approved the deal but the community still has to ratify it. A vote will be held the week of February 23.