December 8, 2023

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RABASKA: Fitzgibbon confirms government’s intention to buy land

RABASKA: Fitzgibbon confirms government’s intention to buy land

Pierre Fitzgibbon confirmed the Quebec government’s intentions to buy the Rabasca land, which was revealed last Friday. NewspaperAnd the industrial sector could accommodate battery or marine sectors, the minister noted.

• Read more: The Quebec government is preparing to buy the Rabasca land for $29 to $34 million

• Read more: Quebec’s Purchase of Rabasca Lands: Mixed Reactions

last week, Newspaper Legault revealed the government’s intentions to acquire 272 hectares of land located in East Lewes.

On Tuesday, the Economy, Innovation and Energy Minister, Pierre Fitzgibbon, responded in an impromptu press release about his intentions on the ground.

“I will simply answer that we have not yet come to an end. In Quebec, through the success of Pecancourt, I realize that we need land ready to accommodate industrial themes. It may be if we have control. We do not have control yet. It may be maritime.” […] It could be the battery. »

He also mentioned the possibility of developing a deep water channel.

No liquefied natural gas

“The LNG project will not see the light of day, the project is dead,” asserted the minister. A promoter actually said this summer that Mr. Met FitzgibbonA liquefied natural gas plant should be set up. “It is dead,” said the minister.

– with Marc-André Gagnon

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