Will Amos remain silent about 134 homes in Gatineau Park?
Over the last months, Gatineau Park has attracted wide attention from citizens,
wilderness groups and parliamentarians, which gives hope to all those who care
about its future.
In early June, Senator Julie Miville-Dechêne took part in a guided tour of the
park. On social media, she underlined her concern about the 133 houses built
there since 1992, and she raised a question on this in the Senate on June 25,
arguing that, “Parliament should act by giving Gatineau Park official status
through legislation.” The senator noted that her interest stemmed, in part, from the park’s location in the senatorial division of Inkerman, which she represents. “As a child, I skied and swam there. As a journalist, I cooled my heels at Meech Lake, while
waiting for the premiers and prime minister [during a federal-provincial
conference],” wrote the senator in a Facebook post.