“Uranium mining in Quebec is not feasible for several years still, owing to the exceedingly negative perception mining of the radio active element has among the province’s inhabitants, as a result of 'numerous unanswered' questions regarding human health and ecosystem integrity, the Bureau d'audiences publiques sur l'environnement (BAPE) tasked with holding public consultations on the subject has found.” (Source)
“I am in partial agreement with the BAPE conclusion.”
“I notice the increasing importance of ‘social acceptability’ when evaluating a project, a plan or a program in Quebec, which extend beyond purely economical, strategic, technological or environmental reasons. It seems like that the BAPE favours this approach more and more.”
- Michel A. Bouchard
Expert: Michel A. Bouchard, Senior Associate and Course Lecturer, McGill-UNEP Collaborating Centre on environmental assessment
Expertise: He’s an international expert in Environmental Management and Assessment and Environmental Policies. Since 2000, Professor Bouchard has organized, conceived, and delivered training courses, seminars, workshops and international scientific meetings in Environmental Management and Assessment in France, Belgium, Morocco, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Benin, Gabon, Togo, Mali, Burkina Faso, DR Congo and Madagascar. Consultant work has been mostly in the field of Strategic Environmental Assessment, Extractive industries (Mining in particular), etc.
Contact: michel.a.bouchard [at] cogeos [dot] com. Michel A. Bouchard answers questions in English and French.