Media Advisory - UMQ report on softwood lumber mission to Washington

MONTREAL, May 15, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The Union of Quebec Municipalities (UMQ) will hold an information session for the Washington, D.C., news media to report on the outcome of the mission it will be leading from May 14 to May 16 to raise awareness among American legislators and forest industry partners about the importance of a softwood lumber trade agreement to both Canada and the US.

Delegation members taking part in the information session will include UMQ first vice-president Mayor Alexandre Cusson of Drummondville, Quebec, as official head of the mission, together with several members of the UMQ forest committee, including Mayor Déborah Bélanger (Rivière-Rouge), Mayor Gilles Potvin (Saint-Félicien), Mayor Jean-Maurice Matte (Senneterre), and Mayor Pierre Corbeil (Val d'Or).



Report of the UMQ softwood lumber mission to Washington


Tuesday, May 16, 2017


11:00 am to 12:00 noon


Canada Room

Embassy of Canada in Washington

501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, D.C.


A photo opportunity with the visiting delegates will take place immediately afterward. Members of the news media who plan to take part in the information session are asked to kindly confirm their attendance with UMQ communications and media relations advisor Patrick Lemieux at 438-827-4560 or

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Since its founding in 1919, the UMQ has represented municipalities of every size in every region of Quebec. The UMQ mission is to provide provincial leadership for effective, autonomous local governments and uphold the fundamental role of those elected to municipal office. UMQ members represent over 80% of the population and land area of Quebec and are grouped into affinity caucuses comprising local municipalities, central municipalities, regional cities, major cities, and municipalities in the Montreal metropolis.


SOURCE Union des municipalités du Québec

For further information: Patrick Lemieux, Communications and Media Relations Advisor, 514-282-7700, extension 279, Mobile 438-827-4560,


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