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By renewing pledge to protect half of its northern territory, the Canadian province shows commitment to an intact landscape
May 7, 2015 | Pew Charitable Trusts | Published News | Steve Kallick

Boreal forest in Quebec

Larry Innes

In the effort to protect the world’s last great wild landscapes, few days in recent history were as significant as May 9, 2011.

That’s when the government in Canada’s Quebec province, led then by Premier Jean Charest, announced a grand sustainable development project known as the Plan Nord. The policy was ambitious both in its vision for the long-term economic prosperity of Quebec’s...

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