GLOBE AND MAIL: The Broadback threatened with logging

This article was published by the Globe and Mail on July 13, 2018

A Cree First Nation and a conservation group are pressing Quebec to protect one of the last wilderness areas in the province’s boreal forest, amid fears that logging is increasingly threatening traditional Indigenous hunting and fishing grounds.

The Waswanipi nation in northern Quebec says the province has failed to deliver on a three-year-old pledge by Premier Philippe Couillard to enter “meaningful discussions” to protect the pristine Broadback Forest. The area is home to old-growth trees, unspoiled rivers and wildlife such as woodland caribou and marten.

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