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Québec’s Strategy on Protected Areas:

THE ALBANEL-TÉMISCAMIE-OTISH PARK PROJECT: WHAT DO YOU THINK OF?

Québec, January, 12, 2006 – The Government of Québec has confirmed its intention of creating the Albanel-Témiscamie-Otish, the first park that is representative of the boreal forest. Mr. Thomas J. Mulcair, Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks invites organizations and the population to public consultation meetings dealing with the Provisory Master Plan of this park project in order to obtain their comments and suggestions. At the Minister’s request, these hearings will be held by Mr. Qussaï Samak, Member of the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement.

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD

In Mistissini
Saturday, January 14, 2006
Gordon & Sandy Memorial Youth Center
184, Main Street
Time: 9 a.m.

In Chibougamau
Sunday, January 15, 2006
École Vatican II
291, rue Wilson
Time: 1 p.m.

The Provisory Master Plan of the Albanel-Témiscamie-Otish Park Project is accessible on the web sites of the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs and of the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE).

To obtain information on the terms and conditions for submitting a brief and to confirm their intention of presenting their opinion during the public hearings, people and organizations interested are invited to get in touch with Ms Monique Gélinas at the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE) at 1 800 463-4732 or at 418 643-7447.

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Sources:

Chantale Turgeon
Press attaché
Cabinet du ministre du Développement durable,
de l’Environnement et des Parcs
Phone: (418) 521-3911

Louise Barrette
Direction des communications
Phone: (418) 521-3823, ext. 4163
   
Information:
 
 
Serge Alain
Direction du patrimoine écologique
et des parcs
Phone: (418) 521-3907, ext. 4897
 

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