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