The granting of land near a lake to a member of an Innu community creates irritation

The granting of land by the community of Essipit to one of its members near Lake Laurent, near Saint-Fulgence, arouses the irritation of several vacationers.

This land will accommodate a seaplane so that this person can have access to their hunting camp, located further away.

Recently, the Municipality has taken steps to learn more about the rights of First Nations members. Mayor Serge Lemyre spoke in particular with representatives of Essipit, Mashteuiatsh and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs to see things more clearly.

In light of these discussions, the chief magistrate indicates that he has learned a great deal and concludes that the person in question does indeed have the right to settle on the edge of Lake Laurent.

Finally, we learn that they were there before the rest of us. Case law establishes that the hunting grounds were there before the rest of us. It’s a new realityrecognizes Serge Lemyre.

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The land will accommodate a seaplane so that this person can have access to their hunting camp, located further away.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Louis Martineau

To inform the population about the rights of First Nations, the Municipality is organizing a public information meeting Wednesday evening with the regional conciliator for the indigenous file and his counterpart from the North Shore.

We will broaden the knowledge of citizens and people who will participate, that can only be positivementions the mayor in an interview.

He does not hide the fact that he expects more specific questions on the Lake Laurent case.

I’m expecting questions that might go outside the box, but we’re going to bring it all back. It’s a citizen presentation.

A quote from Serge Lemyre, mayor of Saint-Fulgence

The community of Essipit did not want to react for the moment since it is waiting until the meeting scheduled for Wednesday has taken place before expressing itself on this issue.

Respect municipal rules

Residents of the area are not closed to the idea of ​​having a new neighbor, but they are worried about whether the municipal rules in force will be respected.

For his part, resident Louis Jalbert indicates that he simply expects the main person concerned to follow the same rules than the others.

It’s just that, basically, nothing else. We’re going to welcome them, tell them welcome to our gang […]. The lake doesn’t belong to mehe says.

For his part, resident Yvon Bouchard has fears regarding the proximity between the land in question and certain permanent residences.

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Louis Jalbert (left) and Yvon Bouchard (right) are both residents of Lake Laurent.

Photo: Radio-Canada

Louis Jalbert is hopeful about the meeting scheduled for Wednesday evening, in particular to have his questions answered.

We’re going to have people who will be able to provide possible answers to the questions we have, so it’s interesting.

With information from Louis Martineau

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