Announcement of the grant of $ 600,000 to GREMM from Quebec for the Window on the Belugas project
Today, the Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks and Minister responsible for the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region and the Nord-du-Québec region, Mr. Pierre Dufour, as well as the Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for the Lanaudière region and the Bas-Saint-Laurent region, Caroline Proulx, announced the granting to the Group for research and education on marine mammals - GREMM of financial assistance of $ 600,000 for the Window on the Belugas project. Both were accompanied by Mr. Ian Lafrenière, Minister responsible for Indigenous Affairs, Mr. Robert Michaud, President of GREMM, and Mr. Jacques Tremblay, Grand Chief of the Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk First Nation
The Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk First Nation is pleased with this announcement, which will allow this project, in which it is involved, to develop in a way that diversifies the regional tourism offer and ensures the protection of an endangered species.
"Window on the belugas is a project that is positioned at the forefront of recreational and tourism development since it integrates the protection of the beluga and scientific research within its very activities. For the Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk First Nation, the preservation of endangered species and environmental issues are of particular importance. This is why we are proud to work in partnership with GREMM on the realization of this project, the architecture of which will be in the image of our community. "
- Jacques Tremblay, Grand Chief of the Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk First Nation