MONTREAL – Green Party leader Annamie Paul today called for the cancellation of GNL Quebec, a major project to build a gas pipeline from western Canada across Quebec to a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in the Saguenay.
“Following the recent report from the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE), the Green Party calls for an immediate end to the GNL Quebec project, and we call on other parties to join us in opposing the project,” said Ms. Paul.
“Quebecers deserve to know where political organizations stand on this issue. All parties need to make a clear statement about whether they support or oppose this environmentally damaging project,” added Ms. Paul
"We are in a climate emergency. The pandemic has given us a glimpse of what lies ahead if we don’t act swiftly to fortify our social safety net, and prepare to protect communities from impending natural disasters exacerbated by climate change.
“The Green Party’s proposal for a massive retrofit of municipal buildings to transition them to clean energy will create numerous job opportunities across a variety of sectors while saving money and conserving energy.
Ms. Paul concluded: “We need structural solutions. Quebec is fortunate to be a leader in clean energy, both in Canada and internationally. Reliance on the hydroelectric sector is crucial in our efforts to address the climate crisis. GNL Quebec jeopardizes efforts made thus far to ensure environmental sustainability and a transition to the clean energy economy of the future.” ”
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