“Sustainable Development: Because Quality of Life
MINISTER MULCAIR INVITES THE POPULATION TO TAKE PART IN THE PUBLIC
CONSULTATION ON QUÉBEC'S SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PLAN
Quebec City, December 10, 2004 - Thomas J. Mulcair,
Minister of the Environment, invites the population to participate in the
public consultation to be held on Québec’s Sustainable Development Plan.
“The population’s commitment is essential to the success
of a sustainable development initiative. As I announced on November 25, I am
inviting individuals and organizations to take part wholeheartedly in the
consultation that we will be conducting on Québec’s sustainable development
plan. Their views, comments and suggestions will enable us to improve upon
this important social initiative so that it corresponds as best as possible
to our society’s aspirations,” said minister Mulcair.
Specifically, the Minister wishes to collect opinions on the
draft bill on sustainable development, a component of the draft Sustainable
Development Plan. The draft bill provides for a series of principles and
measures including a sustainable development strategy, indicators, annual
reports, the appointment of a sustainable development commissioner, the
creation of a green fund and the incorporation of a new right into the
Charter of Human Rights and Liberties.
Finally, minister Mulcair also wishes to know what actions
individuals and organizations would be willing to take to contribute to
sustainable development in Québec.
Interested parties are invited to send in their memoir or
comments by February 15, 2005, to the following address:
firstname.lastname@example.org or by regular mail to the Direction du
patrimoine écologique et du développement durable du ministère de
l’Environnement, Édifice Marie-Guyart, 675, boulevard René-Lévesque Est, 4e
étage, Québec (Québec) G1R 5V7. If you are interested, you can share your
opinion during the regional consultation tour which will take minister
Mulcair to approximately 15 municipalities between January 27 and March 11,
2005. Arrangements and schedules will be announced at a later date.
complete version of the consultation document on
Québec’s Sustainable Development Plan and its
as well as the
draft bill on sustainable development are available on the Ministère de
l’Environnement’s Web site at: www.menv.gouv.qc.ca.
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