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Environment: September 2012 Archives

Oil companies continue exploration in the Gaspé

Oil exploration in the Gaspé is continuing this fall. Two companies exploring in that area, Petrolia and Junex, have been hard at work trying to show there's potential to turn Quebec into an oil-producing province.

Quebec AM's Glenn Wanamaker brings us an update on exploration activities and whether the position of the new Pauline Marois government could change things.

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Parti Québécois Yves-François Blanchet on potential impact of Gentilly 2 closure

We check in with a member of the Parti Québécois cabinet, Yves-François Blanchet. He represents the riding of Johnson. He was named party whip, and is also responsible for the Mauricie and Central Quebec regions.
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Mayor of Bromont on what might be next for Quebec's asbestos-producing regions

The federal government has pledged millions to help mining communities like Thetford Mines and Asbestos to diversify their economies. Becancourt is also concerned about the potential impact on their business sector. Where will they start? This not the first time a Quebec community has faced such challenges. Bromont's long-time mayor Pauline Quinlan says partnerships and a focussed vision helped her community secure a vibrant local economy.
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