Gazoduq announces the next consultation steps for fall 2019 and winter 2020
September 25, 2019 - Gazoduq is pleased to announce the details regarding the next steps in the consultation process designed to enhance its project. These next steps will take place this fall and through the winter of 2020. The proposed approach is the result of many meetings held in recent months with various key stakeholders and aims to meet the specific needs and realities of each host community.
• Beginning in October, we will be holding regional round tables to discuss the specific concerns of certain groups who will co-exist more closely with our project, notably the forestry industry, hunters and fishermen, and groups involved with recreational tourism.
• This fall, we will also hold meetings in each region on structural safety and integrity, in order to prepare our emergency response plan.
• Our team will also travel to Ontario in the coming weeks to meet with the key individuals in host communities and establish what type of consultation matches their specific needs and circumstances.
• Lastly, we will also be holding broadened public consultation sessions, open to all citizens, beginning in the winter of 2020, in order to enhance our project.
From the very outset, Gazoduq has listened to the concerns of the Indigenous communities and the host communities, in an effort to minimize the project’s environmental and social impacts, and to maximize its benefits. The process has helped Gazoduq to establish a low-impact preferred planning area and to set up the Community Fund initiative, presented in early September. Gazoduq will continue its efforts in this direction.
Gazoduq Inc. is a Quebec company led by a highly skilled team with extensive experience and expertise in large-scale North American natural gas transmission line projects. It is supported by major investors with international expertise in developing large-scale natural gas projects. Gazoduq intends to build an underground natural gas transmission line, nearly 782 km long, between northeastern Ontario and Saguenay, Quebec, in collaboration with local communities and through the development of business partnership with local companies. www.gazoduq.com
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