Quebec senator wants Gatineau Park protected
The Gatineau Park Protection Committee (GPPC) commends Senator Julie Miville-Dechêne for raising the issue of park protection during question period in the Senate.
On June 25, the senator deplored construction of 133 new houses in the park since 1992, as well as the NCC’s lack of adequate legislation to protect it. She explained her reasons for raising the issue: “Should the natural heritage of Gatineau Park, the only federal park that does not enjoy the protection afforded to Canada’s national parks, be better protected? The National Capital Commission (NCC) does not have all the powers it needs to intervene. Government and/or Parliament should act by giving Gatineau Park official status through legislation.”
Jean-Paul Murray, GPPC