Quebec: Doctors threaten to resign in mass over uranium mining
Photo: Innus children by Radio Canada
(MONTREAL GAZETTE Dec. 5, 2009) Doctors are threatening to resign in mass in opposition to a proposed uranium mine by Vancouver-based Terra Ventures at Kachiwiss Lake, about 13 kilometres from Sept Îles in Quebec. They believe it will harm the environment and the health of area residents. The doctors believe they must exit and warn other residents.
The Innus of Uashat-Maliotenam oppose uranium exploration at lac Kachiwiss. The band council has summoned Terra Ventures to abandon its work. The head of the band council of Sept-Îles (Uashat)-Maliotenam, George-Ernest Grégoire, said that the Innus would never give approval to the exploitation of a uranium deposit on their ancestrales land. (Radio Canada July 9, 2009)