Minister of Energy and Natural Resources,
Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment, and the Fight against Climate Change
River falls among the major rivers of Québec and is set apart by a unique series
of waterfalls and rapids along its course. These exceptional attributes make it
worthy of an international reputation among whitewater enthusiasts. Curiously,
in spite of its ecological value and its prime position with relation to
recreation and tourism in the Côte-Nord, the Magpie River is not protected at
therefore asking you to unite the efforts of the ministries concerned to ensure
the complete and permanent protection of the Magpie River. More precisely, I am
asking for the creation of a protected area along the Lower Magpie and the West
Magpie River, as well as over a significant portion of its watershed.
The full protection
of the Magpie River would also be a tangible way of diversifying regional
development and promoting the sustainability of the Côte-Nord economy. It
would be an opportunity to protect one of the last major whitewater rivers in
Québec. Finally, its
protection would prove to be a remarkable achievement for the maintenance of a
rich and intact ecosystem.
This project is not
only inspiring for our community, but a step toward preserving a natural
heritage that is dear to the public.