Hundreds attend flood zone consultation
Ottawa Citizen

By Olivia Blackmore, Ottawa Citizen, July 10, 2017

A public consultation about the implementation of new flood zone designations in Quebec got off to an early start when Guillaume Carle, national grand chief of the Confederation of Indigenous people of Canada, addressed the hundreds of people who filled the Palais des congrès Gatineau Monday night.

“It’s Hydro Québec that flooded us — the city of Gatineau knew it and did not warn us,” he told the crowd. “They have an obligation to protect us.”

“The premier of Quebec lied to us — we heard the premier tell us on TV that he wouldn’t force anyone to move from their homes.”

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