The Québec Ombudsman asks for the banning of gas and oil exploration in the proposed Samuel-De Champlain Biodiversity Reserve | Protecteur du Citoyen
February 8, 2011

The Québec Ombudsman asks for the banning of gas and oil exploration in the proposed Samuel-De Champlain Biodiversity Reserve

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The Québec Ombudsperson contacted the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks regarding the draft regulation amending the activities framework of the proposed Samuel-De Champlain Biodiversity Reserve. The draft regulation provides that the government may authorize gas and oil exploration. The Ombudsperson recommends that such activities not be carried out in a proposed or existing biodiversity reserve.