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Laurentia project receives First Nation approval

Huron-Wendat Nation has signaled support for the project


July 8, 2020
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QUÉBEC CITY – The Québec Port Authority has received formal support from the Huron-Wendat Nation, through its grand chief, Konrad H. Sioui, for the Québec City Laurentia container terminal project.

In a letter to the president and CEO of the QPA, Mario Girard, the grand chief expressed in his letter that this project offers environmental commitments as well as concrete actions for the region and Québec and that it will be able to respond to contemporary issues of the economy and integration through a Huron-Wendat perspective.

The Nation noted that the Port of Québec is a gateway to international trade that allows Huron-Wendat enterprises to continue the distribution of their products worldwide.

A framework agreement to formalize and guide the discussions was developed in 2016 and has since been improved through collaboration between the Nation and the QPA. The agreement was signed in 2018 by the Grand Chief and Mario Girard.