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Gerard Montpetit

Militant pour les énergies vertes de l'avenir

Gérard Montpetit est né en 1946 en Ontario. Depuis août 1979, il habite à La Présentation dans une maison qu'il a bâti lui-même.

Après ses études à l'Université d'Ottawa, il a oeuvré pendant 33 ans dans le domaine de l'éducation au niveau secondaire, dont 27 ans pour la Commission Scolaire de Saint-Hyacinthe. Il a pris sa retraite en juin 2007.

En 1992, il est devenu membre du CCCPEM (Comité des citoyens et citoyennes pour la protection de l'environnement maskoutain). Depuis 2010, il étudie les impacts de la fracturation hydraulique; le puits de La Présentation est à environ 8 km de sa demeure tandis que la tour de forage de celui Saint Denis était visible depuis la fenêtre de sacuisine.

Pour toutes ces raisons, il s'implique avec tous les comités qui font la lutte aux gaz de schiste comme le RIGVSL (Regroupement interrégional gaz de schiste de la Vallée du St-Laurent).
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TransCanada Must Believe In Santa Claus

In a press release dated Dec. 18, TransCanada announced that "support for Energy East is growing across Canada." Did I read that right, or is this merely a wish list that TransCanada has sent to Santa Claus on Christmas Eve? TC seems to believe that social acceptability is on the rise!
12/22/2015 05:03 EST
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Who Do Citizens Get To Lobby?

As a member of the minority of 99 per cent, I am dreaming that a high-ranking volunteer of the new government would give me advice on how to influence the newly-elected prime minister who will negotiate next December's Paris Conference and the necessary reduction of greenhouse gases.
10/26/2015 12:10 EDT
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Puts Democracy Up for Sale

Commerce is a desirable economic activity, but it should never force us to renounce our fundamental values. Democracy and due process of law, based on humanistic values are way above the dollar sign. The legal basis of the lawsuit of Lone Pine are incompatible with the principles of a free democratic society.
10/09/2015 05:28 EDT
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We Still Need to Pay Attention to Nuclear Safety in Quebec

Remember that a few years ago, the Harper government fired Linda Keen, then President of the CNSC, because she questioned the safety of the Chalk River reactor, which produces bio-medical isotopes. By firing a person who had as her mandate the safety of citizens in nuclear matters, and who had the courage to question the laxity of nuclear industry safety, has the CNSC and the Canadian government truly protected the public?
10/06/2015 05:33 EDT
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The Oil Lobby Should Let Go of Outdated Technology

If humanity does not want to suffer catastrophic climate change, it must limit the global rise in temperature to a maximum of two degrees Celsius. Quebec, Canada and the world must head towards a post-carbon economy without delay. Amongst other things, the Energy Board believes that the TransCanada Energy East pipeline is desirable. Instead of holding on to the past, why not immediately invest in the green technologies of the future?
01/23/2015 09:17 EST
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A Toast to Drinking Water

La Présentation, October 31, 2013 Mr John Gorman, Vice-President, Halliburton Canada Mr Michael Binnion, President QOGA Mr Nicolas Marceau, Quebec minister of finances Re : A toast to drinking water...
11/07/2013 12:14 EST