Today, the Green Party of Quebec is in Témiscamingue, to meet with residents of Lac Kipawa who are opposed to a rare earth mining project.

Rare earths are a group of minerals used, among other things, to make batteries for hybrid and electric cars.

While the Marois government says it wants to invest extremely large sums in private electric cars, it completely ignores the environmental consequences of their actions.

100 % of the ore produced by its project will be sold to Toyota. The open-pit mining process requires tons of sulfuric acid per day. It also produces radioactive waste and acidic water, which are stored in mining ponds.

More and more, the government seems to want to allow projects that are extremely dangerous for the environment in the name of economic development and "job creation".

Are we ready to sacrifice Quebec?

Alex Tyrrell
Leader of the Green Party of Quebec

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