Uranium file : Matoush Project - AENQ RECOGNIZES THE COURAGE AND WISDOM OF THE CREE

MONTREAL, April 27 /CNW Telbec/ - The Association of Employees of Northern Quebec (AENQ-CSQ) wishes to recognize the courage and wisdom demonstrated by the Band Council of the Cree Nation of Mistissini, who recently informed the federal government of its opposition to an extension of exploration for uranium on the Matoush site of Monts Otish.

Recall that the mining company Strateco began to explore for uranium in the Monts Otish region in 2006, even though this site represents the source of watersheds draining into much of the territory of Quebec.

The president of'AENQ-CSQ summarized the situation as follows "We hope that the governments and the mining company Strateco will respect the will of the Cree and end this senseless uranium speculation at Monts Otish!"

More recently, in October 2010, a large majority of l'AENQ-CSQ members expressed their opposition to this kind of mining development.

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AENQ represents teachers and support personnel of the Cri and Kativik School Boards, as well as some daycare workers in Eeyou Istchee. The association has more than 1400 members working mostly in 9 Cree communities and 14 Inuit communities of Nunavik. It is affiliated with the Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ).

SOURCE Association de l'enseignement du Nouveau-Québec (AENQ)

For further information:

Patrick D'Astous, President, AENQ
(514) 916-2396

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