Media advisory - Cree First Nation, Environmental Groups and Scientific Experts join forces to save one of Quebec's last Pristine Forests

WASWANIPI, QC, Feb. 19, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - As the Environmental and Social Impact Review Committee (COMEX) is assessing the possibility of constructing two access roads through the Broadback forest, Cree First Nation, several environmental groups and scientific experts are joining forces to save one of Quebec's last pristine forests, and ask the Quebec government to act.

WHAT:

Joint press conference on the issue of protecting the forest of the Broadback River Valley



WHO:

  • Chief Marcel Happyjack, Cree First Nation of Waswanipi
  • Romeo Saganash, MP of Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik-Eeyou
  • Melissa Fillion, Canopy
  • Serge Couturier, Biologiste
  • Don Saganash, Tallyman
  • Pier-Olivier Boudreault, CPAWS
  • Nicolas Mainville, Greenpeace
  • Chief Ghislain Picard, AFNQL

WHEN:

Monday, February 22, at 11AM



WHERE:

Hilton Hotel

Room De Tourny

1100, boul. René-Lévesque East

Québec City

 

SOURCE Conseil de la Première Nation crie de Waswanipi

For further information: Jean-Alexandre D'Etcheverry, 514-910-1328, jadetcheverry@national.ca


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