Media advisory: press conference – Innu, Maliseet and Mi’gmaq Nations to demand Federal Political Leaders promise to protect the Gulf of St. Lawrence from oil and gas development

Media advisory: press conference – Innu, Maliseet and Mi’gmaq Nations to demand Federal Political Leaders promise to protect the Gulf of St. Lawrence from oil and gas development

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 2015721 Views

MONTRÉAL, July 7, 2015

FROM:

Innu-Maliseet-Mi’gmaq Alliance for the Protection of the Gulf of St. Lawrence

PLACE:

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.

Hotel Bonaventure

900 de la Gauchetière W.

Montréal, QC

Room: St. Pierre

SUBJECT:

Chiefs from the Innu, Maliseet and Mi’gmaq Nations – gathered in Montreal for the Assembly of First Nations meeting – will demand that federal party leaders tell voters whether they will protect the Gulf of St. Lawrence from oil and gas development.

Recently, Québec announced plans to lift a moratorium and issue exploration permits in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The Deepwater Horizon catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 was caused by an exploration well.

The leadership of the Innu and Maliseet of Québec and the Mi’gmaq of Gespe’gwa’gi formed a coalition in October 2013 to speak with one voice for the protection of Aboriginal and Treaty rights and title throughout the Gulf of St. Lawrence from the danger posed by oil and gas.

SOURCE Innu, Maliseet and Mi’gmaq nations

For further information: Troy Jerome, 506-759-2000 (cell), [email protected]; Jean-Alexandre D’Etchevery, 514-910-1328 (cell) [email protected]

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