Oppose Uranium Exploration and Mining in West Quebec
Hello! There are currently several active uranium mining claims in West Quebec that could significantly affect you and your family (including Ottawa and Gatineau). Press reports have indicated that mining exploration for uranium in West Quebec has become very active recently, and this poses a major environmental and health threat to the region.
Those of us in the West Quebec watershed region should recognize that if a uranium mine is started up in West Quebec, it will almost certainly have serious and long-lasting negative repercussions far beyond the immediate mine site.
Here is the petition form that has been available in LaPÍche for a few weeks and signed by over 2,000 residents. We are requesting you to ask your Lake Association members and their families to sign the petition as well. (Note: if you have signed one already, do not sign again). Once you have gathered the signatures of your members, please forward the original to Roger Smith, President of Lac Sinclair Association, PO Box 146, LaPÍche, J0X 2W0. He will assure that it makes its way to the La PÍche Municipal Council.
Please try your best to forward your petition as soon as possible. While there is no specific deadline, time is of the essence as the Quebec Government reviews the situation.
For more information about this issue,visit the web site developed by Michael Patenaude, a cottager on Lac Colbert near Duclos. There is a great deal of information already available on this site: http://no-uranium.blogspot.com. Michael has said he will keep the site up to date and post information on new developments there.
Thank you very much for your anticipated support on this urgent matter.
Mailing address for the petition:
Roger Smith, President Lac Sinclair Association, PO Box 146, LaPÍche, Qc. J0X 2W0