Uranium Industry Issues in Québec - Public hearing sessions in Kangiqsualujjuaq - Question and information phase

QUÉBEC CITY, Sept. 18, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The inquiry commission of the Bureau d'audiences publiques sur l'environnement (BAPE) and the commission of the Kativik Environmental Advisory Committee (KEAC) will both hold public sessions, on September 25, in Kangiqsualujjuaq in order to complete the question and information phase of the uranium industry issues in Québec inquiry and public hearing mandate.

The BAPE inquiry commission is chaired by Louis-Gilles Francoeur, supported by commissioners Michèle Goyer and Joseph Zayed. The KEAC commission is chaired by Michael Barrett, supported by Betsy Palliser, Sylvie Létourneau and Claude Abel.

Those sessions will take place in the Kangiqsualujjuaq's community room. Some specialists, invited by the BAPE, will be there. It will be possible for the public to ask questions regarding the uranium industry development and to obtain information.

Moreover, the KEAC commission members can participate to the current sessions taking place in Québec City right now, until September 24, 2014.

The last phase of this inquiry and public hearing mandate will take place in Nunavik, as well as in the communities of Kuujjuaq, Kangiqsualujjuaq and Kawawachikamach, in November or in December,

WEBCASTING AND ONLINE QUESTIONS

The sessions in Kangiqsualujjuaq will be broadcasted later, in audio mode, on the BAPE Website (www.bape.gouv.qc.ca.). It will also be possible to send questions to the commissions by a Web form, also available on the Website, until October 3, 2014.

WHERE CAN THE DOCUMENTATION BE CONSULTED ?

The documentation can be accessed by members of the general public at the following regional consultation centres:

  • Bibliothèque de Mont-Laurier, 385, rue du Pont, Mont-Laurier ;
  • Bibliothèque municipale de Havre-Saint-Pierre, 1045, rue Dulcinée, Havre-Saint-Pierre ;
  • Bibliothèque Louis-Ange-Santerre, 500, avenue Jolliet, Sept-Îles ;
  • Bibliothèque La Bouquine, 50, rue Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, Ville-Marie ;
  • Bibliothèque municipale de Chibougamau, 601, 3e rue, Chibougamau ;
  • Bibliothèque de Chelsea, 100, chemin Old Chelsea, Chelsea ;
  • Bibliothèque municipale et scolaire de La Petite-Rochelle, 44A, rue Lasalle, Pointe-à-la-Croix ;
  • Offices of the Kativik Environmental Advisory Committee (KEAC), Kuujjuak
  • Cree Nation of Mistissini, 187 Main Street, Mistissini.

Printed versions of these documents, plus all documents filed with the commission during the process, will also be available at the BAPE offices in Québec City, at 575, Saint-Amable, Suite 2.10, and in Montreal, at the Legal Science Library, Université du Québec à Montréal, Pavillon Hubert-Aquin, 400, Sainte-Catherine Est. They will also be placed on the BAPE website (www.bape.gouv.qc.ca), under the heading "Mandats en cours".

If you would like further information, please contact Rita Leblanc, the Commission Secretariat Coordinator, at 418 643-7447 or toll-free at 1 800 463-4732, ext. 422. You may also contact the commission by e-mail at the following address: uranium@bape.gouv.qc.ca. You may also contact Benjamin Patenaude, KEAC's secretariat's executive secretary, at (819) 964-2961, ext. 2287, or by e-mail at the following address: bpatenaude@krg.ca

 

SOURCE: Bureau d'audiences publiques sur l'environnement

For further information: Louise Bourdages, Communications Advisor, 418 643-7447 or 1 800 463-4732 ext. 532

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