The issue of oil exploitation in the Gulf of St. Lawernce has recently been highly discussed in the media. Indeed, drilling in the Old Harry site, located in the Gulf, seems increasingly possible. The Gulf of St. Lawrence and its coasts, a unique environment, already shares its resources among five Canadian provinces. Thus, the possible development of a new industry in these waters requires a joint discussion. In this context, the Municipality of Magdalen Islands has agreed to gather Gulf’s coastal communities to an interprovincial Forum, on April 8 and 9, 2011, in the Magdalen Islands.
Under the title Exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons in the Gulf of St. Lawrence: concerns of coastal communities, the Forum will bring together stakeholders from communities around the Gulf (NS, NB, PEI and NL). The Forum’s objectives are providing information needed to develop a strategic position on hydrocarbons issues.
For more details on the event, please contact Cathering Chevrier-Turbide, Project Manager, at 418-986-2225, ext 226.
For complete conference details: http://www.muniles.ca/forumhydrocarbures_english.html