The Government of Canada and Mushkegowuk Council to announce the successful completion of the feasibility assessment and a major step toward achieving official protection of crucial marine environment in western James Bay and southwestern Hudson Bay

Media advisory

Organisations participating in next Wednesday`s announcement.

February 16, 2024                 Kashechewan, Ontario                           Parks Canada

Grand Chief Leo Friday of Mushkegowuk Council and Adam van Koeverden, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, will announce a milestone in protecting crucial marine environment in western James Bay and southwestern Hudson Bay.

Also in attendance will be Chief Gaius Wesley, Kashechewan First Nation, Chief Elizabeth Kataquapit, Fort Albany First Nation; and Chief Keith Corston, Chapleau Cree Nation.

Please note that this advisory is subject to change without notice.


The details are as follows:


Date:                February 21, 2024

Time:               11 a.m. EST

Location:         Gymnasium
                          Francine J Wesley Secondary School,
                          St Andrews Rd
                          Kashechewan First Nation, ON, P0L 1S0

Please note: The event will also be livestreamed on Facebook Live on the Mushkegowuk Council Facebook page.

There will also be an online media availability between 2:30 p.m.- 3 p.m. EST with Mushkegowuk Council and Parks Canada spokespersons. The media availability can be accessed through this link:

Please RSVP if interested in participating.



Information and RSVP:
Clive Tesar, Media Relations                                                   Media Relations
Mushkegowuk Council                                                            Parks Canada     
613-914-8774                                                                             855-862-1812                                                  

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