The Union of Quebec Municipalities (UMQ) has announced the holding of a forum on mining issues in resort areas on January 26 in Gatineau.
Organized in collaboration with the MRC de Papineau, the municipal forum under the generic theme “integration of mining activities: social acceptability and cohabitation” will bring together elected officials, prefects, managers and other specialists.
The UMQ hopes to take stock of the supervision of mining activities in resort areas and identify courses of action to tighten the system in force on territories incompatible with mining activity (TIAM).
“We want to more harmoniously reconcile mining activities with the economic levers of vacationing and tourism, while ensuring that we strengthen the safety and quality of life of the population”, indicated Daniel Côté, president of the UMQ.
“This Forum will raise the discussion on this sensitive issue that concerns our fellow citizens, by bringing together the various actors involved,” added Joé Deslauriers, president of the Caucus of local municipalities of the UMQ and mayor of Saint-Donat.
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