The Canada-Quebec Agreement on the St. Lawrence: Working Together Since 1988
The governments of Canada and Quebec have been working together since 1988 to conserve and develop the St. Lawrence. Their joint efforts have helped to:
- reduce pollution;
- protect human health;
- conserve, rehabilitate and develop animal and plant habitats;
- encourage sustainable navigation practices; and
- promote community outreach and involvement.
Building on their existing achievements, the governments are continuing and expanding their collaboration under the auspices of the St. Lawrence Action Plan 2011-2026 (PDF, 377 ko), which consolidates the efforts of a record number of 18 government departments, ministries and agencies.Governments also reniew their commitments in 2017 with the signature of the amendment of the agreement (PDF / HTML).
Photo: Environment Canada 2011
The St. Lawrence Action Plan 2011-2026 is...
- Issues extending over a 15-year horizon
- Continuation of joint actions targeting:
- Decision-making support tools:
- Expertise of coordination committees
- Management of the St. Lawrence through participatory governance
- Maintenance of community funding programs
- Engaged participants
- Major investments enabling the activities of the three programs of the Agreement (2011-2016, 2016-2021 and 2021-2026)
- Government of Canada: $35,2 million for 2016-2021
- Government of Quebec: $22,3 million for 2016-2021