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How public wharves keep shoreline communities alive

Photo Quais-Blues-2 (prise par R.Lavoie).JPGThis week, the town of Percé managed to reach a deal with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to keep their wharf open, at least for now.

But this is far from the only community dealing with this problem. The documentary Quais-Blues looks at crumbling and condemned wharves across Eastern Quebec and tracks the impacts on the communities when these wharves are lost. Assistant director Valérie Lavoie sat down with Ainslie Maclellan to explain what inspired her and her father, director Richard Lavoie, to capt this reality on film.

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