The Green Party of Quebec is calling for the closure of the Horne Foundry if it is unable to comply with current Quebec standards.
On a visit to the region, its leader, Alex Tyrrell, found it distressing that the Horne Foundry had received permission from the last Liberal government to emit up to 100 nanograms per cubic metre of arsenic, whereas the standard is set at three.
He points out that the health of the Rouynorand population must be taken into consideration in all government decisions.
"The Green Party of Quebec is here to support citizens. There isn't a day that goes by when people can breathe clean air. All the air in the city is polluted. The company doesn't care about these people. They promise us business, like investment and better technology. In my opinion, this company has already had far too many chances," explains Alex Tyrrell.

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