Petition to help save 2 atlantic salmon rivers on Quebec North Shore from hydro electric dams sign now

This petition is to stop the planned construction of 2 hydro electric dams, one on the Aux Rocher river and the other on the Pentecфte river both rivers are located on the North Shore of Quebec.

This petition will help protect the right of the citizens of Port Cartier and Riviиre Pentecфte who are against such a construction.

All the citizens of the City of Port Cartier including Riviиre Pentecфte, Baies des Homards and Pointes Aux Anglais and all the friends of both atlantic salmon rivers want you to help them stop this environmental disaster.

Here are some important factors to retain

Both the Aux Rocher River and Pentecфte Rivers are listed as ATLANTIC SALMON RIVERS by the Quebec government.

The Aux Rocher River as an existing organization that puts its atlantic salmon in high importance and has been working since the 80's in protecting and improving salmon habitat. Today the Aux Rocher has a strong run of 1500 salmon compared to 100 in the late 70's The citizens of Riviere Pentecфte are also planning a similar program to help increase salmon population and improving salmon habitat. The projected increase of salmon in the Pentecфte river after implementing such a program will be 1600, today we have an average run of 400 salmon.

The Pentecфte River is the only atlantic salmon river that is not a ZEC or private club west of Sept iles. This river offers free fishing to all tourist and local anglers.

The city of Port Cartier and AXOR are planning a 33 MW hydro electric project on the Pentecфte River and the city of Port Cartier and Regional Power inc are also planning to build a 42 MW hydro electric on the Aux Rocher river, we all know that hydro electric dams and atlantic salmon are not compatible, that's why we are asking you to help us stop these projects.

On February 20 & 21 2009 the citizens of Riviиre Pentecфte voted 61 \% against the Pentecфte River project, this vote reflects that the citizens are not interested in such a project. The Mayor said publicly that she will not consider the vote and will go forward with the project anyway. This is a unacceptable and we ask you again to help us stop this nonsense once and for all

These are all the reasons that all the petitioners are demanding you to suspend both projects immediately and put a stop to all Hydro Electric project on the Aux Rocher river and Pentecфte River.

The Association for the Protection of Salmon and Pentecфte River is gearing up to present at the end of APRIL their petition to

Mr. Jean Charest, Prime Minister of Quйbec,

Mr. Claude Bйchard, Minister of Natural Resources

Mme Line Beauchamp, Minister of Environment

Mme Laurence Mйthot, Mayor of Port Cartier

We now need your help to collect signatures by the end of April. Its urgent and very important!

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Jayne RitterBy:
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Mme Laurence Mйthot, Mayor of Port Cartier, Mr. Claude Bйchard, Minister of Natural Resources

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