Power came back up about a half hour ago.
That idiot in the Canadian PM’s slot is claiming that the cause was a lightning strike at Niagara Falls, NY.
Environmental records of the time show no precip in the area. No evidence of lightning at any time today in that entire region, in fact.

I get the impression some heads at Environment Canada are going to be rolling to save Jean Chretien wshat little face he has left after Iraq.