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Participation of Government of Quebec at Annual General Meeting of Makivik Corporation

Kuujjuaq, March 27, 2015 –The Minister responsible for Native Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Kelley, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Mr. Pierre Moreau, and the MNA for Ungava and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister responsible for Native Affairs, Mr. Jean Boucher, were in Kuujjuaq today to participate in the Annual General Assembly of the Makivik Corporation, which represents the Inuit in the Nunavik region.

“It gave me great pleasure to take part in the deliberations at the Makivik Corporation’s AGM.  This was an opportunity for my colleagues and myself to further strengthen the ties between the Government of Quebec and the Inuit. This meeting allowed us to better understand the concerns and needs of Inuit communities. We consider it a matter of vital importance for the government and the Inuit to work together for the benefit of each and every resident of Nunavik villages,” Minister Kelley stated.

At this meeting, participants discussed the social and economic development priorities of the Inuit, the Plan Nord and the current Inuit consultation process. In addition, they watched an excerpt from a new documentary, produced by the Makivik Corporation, on the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement which was signed 40 years ago.

“As Minister responsible for land occupancy and housing, it was very important for me to attend today’s meeting to discuss issues of great importance to this unique region of Quebec,” Minister Moreau declared.

According to the MNA for Ungava, Mr. Jean Boucher, “there is still much to be done to improve the quality of life of the Inuit and stimulate the local economy, but I am convinced that by working collaboratively, we will find solutions to the challenges they face.”

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