The Horne Foundry is not the only one: 89 companies have the right to pollute in Quebec

The Horne Foundry is not alone: ​​89 companies have the right to pollute in Qué ;bec


The Horne Foundry in Rouyn-Noranda is not the only company authorized to exceed the emissions threshold in Quebec.

TVA Nouvelles has obtained a copy of the 89 companies that have authorization from the provincial government to derogate from the laws in force. 

Among these, the various Cascades pulp and paper mills can be found there. 

Nearly twenty mines, which are mainly located in Abitibi and northern Quebec, are also among the companies that can exceed the emission thresholds. Rio Tinto Alcan's aluminum smelters are also on the list. 

Several companies are located in urban areas. This is the case of Rio Tinto in Saguenay, Cascades in Trois-Rivières or Kruger in Gatineau, among others. 

According to information from TVA Nouvelles, Environment Minister Benoit Charrette is committed to making the list of ministerial authorizations public in the coming days. 

He is also committed to publishing the standards with which each of the facilities concerned must comply. 

– With information from Claudie Côté

The Horne Foundry is not the only one: 89 companies have the right to pollute in Quebec

Here is the complete list of the 89 companies

  • Rio Tinto Alcan inc. (Vaudreuil plant), City of Saguenay arr. Jonquière, Alumine
  • Rio Tinto Alcan inc. (Alma plant), Alma, Aluminium
  •  Rio Tinto Alcan inc. (Arvida factory)Ville de Saguenay arr. Jonquière Aluminium
  •  Rio Tinto Alcan inc. (Grande-Baie plant) City of Saguenay arr. The Aluminum Bay
  •  Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. (Laterrière factory)City of Saguenay arr. ChicoutimiAluminium
  • Alcoa – Deschambault Deschambault-Grondines Aluminum
  • Alcoa – Baie-Comeau Smelter, Baie-Comeau, Aluminum
  • Aluminerie Alouette inc., Sept -Islands, Aluminum
  • Aluminerie de Bécancour inc.,Bécancour, Aluminum
  • ArcelorMittal Mining Canada s.e.n.c. – Pellet plant, Port-Cartier, Pelletizing
  • Railway and port company of Pointe-Noire SFPPN – Pellet plant, Sept-Îles (Pointe Noire), Pelletizing
  • Graymont (Qc) inc. – Bedford Plant, Bedford, Quicklime
  • Graymont (Qc) inc. – Marbleton Plant, Marbleton, Quicklime
  • Graymont (QC) inc. – Joliette plant, Joliette, Quicklime
  • Ciment Québec inc., Saint-Basile-de-Portneuf, Cement
  • Portland Groupe CRH Canada inc., Joliette, Cement
  • Portland Lehigh Hanson Materials Limited, Grenville on the Red, Cement
  • Portland Lafarge Canada Inc. – Saint-Constant plant, Saint-Constant, Cement 
  • Portland Elkem Metal Canada inc., City of Saguenay arr. Chicoutimi, Ferroalloy (Si)
  • CCR Refinery, Montreal, Copper
  • Horne Smelter, Rouyn-Noranda, Copper
  • Canadian Electrolytic Zinc Limited, Salaberry -de-Valleyfield, Zinc
  • Silicium Québec Limited Partnership, Bécancour, Ferroalloy (Si)
  • Niobec Mine, Saint-Honoré-de-Chicoutimi, Mine – Niobium
  • Aurbel Mine, Val d'Or, Mine – Au
  • Canadian Malartic Mine, Malartic, Mine – Au
  • Doyon (Westwood) Mine, Preissac, Mine – Au
  • Goldex Mine, Val d'Or, Mine – Au Ag Cu Zn
  • Mine Laronde, Cadillac, Mine – Au Ag Cu Zn
  • Camflo plant, Malartic, Mine – Au
  • Mine du Lac Fire (Fire Lake), MRC Caniapiscau, Mine – Fe
  • Mine Lac Tio, Havre Saint-Pierre, Mine – Fe
  • Mine Mont-Wright, Mont Wright, Mine – Fe
  • Goodwood Pit ( Tata Steel) Northwest of Shefferville Mine – Fe
  • Mine Casa Bérardi Baie-James Mine – Au
  • Éléonore Baie-James Mine Mine – Au
  • Mine Lac Bachelor Desmaraisville Mine – Au
  • Mine Langlois Lebel-sur-Quévillon Mine – Au Ag Cu Zn
  • Mine Matagami (Bracemac-McLeod Mine) Matagami Mine – Zn Cu
  • Raglan Ungava Mine – Cu Ni Pt
  • Sleeping Giant Mines Baie-James Mine – Au
  • Nunavik Nickel Nunavik Territory Mine – Ni
  • Renard Baie-James Mine Mine – Diamond
  • Imerys Graphite & Carbon Canada Inc. Saint-Aimé-du-Lac-des-Îles Mine – Graphite
  • Cascades Containerboard Packaging – Cabano, a division of Cascades Canada ULC Cabano Fluting
  • Sponsored FF Soucy WB ltée Rivière-du-Loup Newsprint
  • Sappi Canada Enterprises inc. Matane PCTMB Pulp
  • Fibrek S.E.N.C – Saint-Félicien Saint-Félicien Bleached Kraft Pulp
  • PF Résolu Canada inc. – Alma Division Alma Value-Added Papers
  • Resolute PF Canada Inc. – Dolbeau-Mistassini Division Dolbeau-Mistassini Value-added and specialty papers
  • PF Résolu Canada inc. – Kénogami Division City of Saguenay arr. Jonquière Special papers
  • Commandité Stadacona WB ltée Québec Newsprint, annular paper and cardboard
  • Glassine Canada inc. Quebec Specialty paper (food)
  • La Cie Building Materials BP Canada (Pont-Rouge) Pont-Rouge Wood fiber panels
  • MPI, Moulin à Papier de Portneuf inc. Portneuf Tissue Paper
  • Resolute PF Canada Inc. – Division Clermont Clermont Newsprint
  • Cascades Lupel, a division of Cascades ULC Trois-Rivières Backing for vinyl flooring
  • Compagnie WestRock du Canada Corp. (La Tuque factory) La Tuque Carton
  • Kruger Trois-Rivières L.P. Trois-Rivières Newsprint
  • Kruger Wayagamack L.P. Trois-Rivières Specialty papers and Kraft pulp
  • Louiseville Specialty Materials Inc. Louiseville Insulated Panels
  • Cascades East Angus, a division of Cascades Canada ULC East Angus Specialty Papers and Brown Pulp
  • Domtar inc. (Windsor Mill) Windsor Fine Papers and Bleached Kraft Pulp
  • Graphic Packaging International Canada ULC – East Angus, East Angus, Boxboard
  • Kruger Brompton s.e.c. – Bromptonville, Sherbrooke, Newsprint
  • Kruger Products S.E.C. (Lennoxville Plant), Sherbrooke, Tissue Paper
  • Kruger, Krupack Packaging, Montreal Cardboard
  • Paper Sponsorship Masson WB ltée Gatineau Newsprint
  • Fortress Specialty Cellulose Inc. Thurso Bleached Kraft Pulp
  • PF Resolute Canada inc. – Gatineau division Gatineau Newsprint and specialty papers
  • Kruger Products S.E.C. (Gatineau plant) Gatineau Tissue papers
  • PF Résolu Canada inc. – Amos Division, Amos, Newsprint
  • Rayonier Advanced Materials (Témiscaming Complex) Témiscaming Specialty and high ren pulp, multi-layer cardboard
  • Resolute PF Canada Inc. – Baie-Comeau Division Baie-Comeau Newsprint
  • Kraft Nordic S.E.C., Lebel-sur-Quévillon, Bleached Kraft Pulp
  • Emballages Smurfit-Stone Canada inc. – Chaleur Division, New Richmond, Linerboard
  • Les Entreprises Rolland inc., Fibers Division Breakey Lévis De-inked and bleached pulp
  • Kruger Products L.P. (Crabtree plant) Crabtree Tissue paper and pulp de-inked
  • Cascades Tissue Group – Lachute, a division of Cascades Canada ULC Lachute Commercial Paper
  • Rolland Enterprises Inc. (Saint-Jérôme plant) Saint-Jérôme Fine specialty papers
  • Cascades Tissue Group – Candiac, a division of Cascades Canada ULC Candiac Tissue Papers
  • Cascades Containerboard Packaging – Kingsey Falls, a division of Cascades Canada ULC Kingsey Falls Linerboard
  • Cascades Forma-Pak inc., a division of Cascades Canada ULC Kingsey Falls Container for the agri-food sector
  • Cascades Tissue Group – Kingsey-Falls, a division of Cascades Canada ULC Kingsey Falls Tissue Paper
  • Cascades Papiers Kingsey Falls, a division of Cascades Canada ULC Kingsey Falls Multi-ply Paperboard
  • Technocell inc. Drummondville Paper used as a base for decorative papers
  • ArcelorMittal Produits long Canada s.e.n.c – Complexe Contrecoeur-Ouest Contrecoeur Acier
  • ArcelorMittal Produits long Canada s.e.n.c – Complexe Contrecoeur Contrecoeur Acier
  • Rio Tinto Iron and Titanium Inc. Sorel-Tracy Steel