The Quebec government recently announced the creation of a new park in the province’s northern region of Nunavik.
Tursujuq provincial park covers over 26,000km of land and includes important wildlife such as beluga and fresh-water seal.
The project has been in the works for over a decade. Advocates are hailing the park as an important step in preserving both the environment and culture of Canada’s northern regions.
I recently spoke with Suzann Methot, the Quebec regional director of the Canadian Boreal Initiative, to find out more on why parks like this are so important to Canada’s North.
To listen to the complete interview on RCInet.ca, click here