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The Big Wild spokespersons meet with the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks

  • Published on May 13 2008 |
  • This article is tagged as: big wild

Quebec, Tuesday May 12 – Public support for the The Big Wild social movement continues to grow since its launch on May 5th. The Big Wild spokespersons are meeting today at lunch with Line Beauchamp, Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks to present her with the population’s concerns for wilderness conservation. Already, more than 9 000 people have added their voice to support the vision of keeping at least half of Canada\'s public land and water wild forever.
 
Founded by Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS), The Big Wild offers citizens the possibility to share their interests, photos, stories and videos of Canada’s wilderness. It is also an opportunity for citizens to learn and act, either by adding their voice of support, by taking a Big Wild challenge this summer, or by wearing a symbolic green shoelace.
 
Ms. Beauchamp is the first Canadian provincial and federal Environment Minister to meet with The Big Wild spokespersons in order to hear concerned citizens’ interests firsthand.

What:
Presentation of the Big Wild initiative to Line Beauchamp, Québec Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks.

Where: in front of the National Assembly, Québec city

When: Tuesday May 13, 12h30.

Who: Line Beauchamp, Quebec Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks, Marie-Ève Marchand, Executive director, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society  (CPAWS-Québec) et Yves Leduc, Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC) Quebec store Manager. 

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For more information:

Sophie Paradis
CPAWS Québec Communications Coordinator
514 278-7627 extension 221
www.thebigwild.org