Friends of the Richelieu. A river. A passion.

"Tout cedit pays est fort uny, remply de forests, vignes & noyers. Aucuns Chrestiens n'estoient encores parvenus jusques en cedit lieu, que nous, qui eusmes assez de peine à monter le riviere à la rame. " Samuel de Champlain

"All this region is very level and full of forests, vines and butternut trees. No Christian has ever visited this land and we had all the misery of the world trying to paddle the river upstream." Samuel de Champlain

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Manif au Mont Saint-Bruno

Nous aurons un BAPE, mais le projet de loi est retardé, et nous n'aurons pas de moratoire. Entre-temps, le forage exploratoire continue sans encadrements spécifiques, les gens pourront signer avec des compagnies de forage ou des gazières, l'eau pourra être prélevée à 20% du débit d'étiage, puis Dieu seul sait où les eaux usées aboutiront.

Deux Ministres pas l'air bien contents...
Gorilles style Matrix
Petite maquette montée bien rapidement...


Here's the press release of the event that day:

And what it says first:
The Deputy Premier, Minister of Natural Resources and Wildlife and Minister responsible for the Northern Plan, Nathalie Normandeau, and the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks, Pierre Arcand, today announced a series of actions the government of Québec will be implementing to ensure sustainable development of the shale gas industry.

What I did not write in my blog that day (I am, now, 2 years later) is that Normandeau had to go through the crowd to get to the podium, and most of us were opponents to her plans, so she was progressing very slowly, coming from behind. There were body guards and police everywhere.

In a crowd, I am always looking out for trouble, so I quickly moved away from her so she could go by, but a young man in front of me did not realize what was going on, so she touched his arm to get his attention and so he would let her go by.

When I saw her put her hand on the boy's arm, I shouted out very loudly "Touche-le pas! Touche-le pas!" - don't you dare touch him! Most of the people around me did not understand my outrage, but to me, it was almost rape.

And that is what they're doing to us.

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