The JBACE will co-chair the BAPE consultation on the current status and management of final waste on the James Bay Territory

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On March 8, 2021 the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE) launched a broad consultation on the current status and management of final waste. This mandate was entrusted to the BAPE by the Minister of Environment who deems it necessary to conduct an in-depth reflection on the disposal of final waste throughout Québec, including the territory defined under Section 22 of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA).

In a spirit of cooperation and respect, the consultation on the territory will be co-chaired by the Chair of the James Bay Advisory Committee on the Environment (CCEBJ), Ms. Melissa Saganash, and by the Chair of the BAPE commission, Mr. Joseph Zayed.

A virtual meeting will be held on September 16, 2021 starting at 9 a.m. During this meeting, representatives of the Cree Nation Government as well as the Cree and Jamésien communities will discuss the management of residual materials in the territory in order to identify the main issues they face as well as promising solutions for the future. Representatives from the Ministry of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay and RECYC-QUÉBEC will also be present to answer questions raised by participants.

The consultation will be available online, with simultaneous translation in French, English and Cree, on the BAPE website: www.bape.gouv.qc.ca/fr/dossiers/etat-lieux-et-gestion-residus-ultimes/.

The collaboration between the JBACE and the BAPE Commission will continue in the context of the drafting of the section of the report which concerns the territory. The report will be tabled this winter.

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The James Bay Advisory Committee on the Environment (JBACE) is the preferential forum established by the JBNQA to oversee its environmental and social protection regime. To do so, the JBACE analyzes issues that may affect the environment or the communities in the Territory, advises the governments concerning the formulation of policies, laws and regulations, and facilitates dialogue between stakeholders.The Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE) is a provincial body that informs and consults citizens, investigates and then advises the Minister of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change on the files entrusted to it, in order to inform government decision-making.

The Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE) is a provincial body that informs and consults citizens, investigates and then advises the Minister of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change on the files entrusted to it, in order to inform government decision-making.