Consultation Process

Matane’s port infrastructure is located in close proximity to a populated area and sensitive areas for marine wildlife and flora. The SPBSG is committed to maintaining harmony with coastal communities and the wildlife and flora habitats around the port. Furthermore, the SPBSG would like to establish a structured approach to maintaining a positive relationship with the community throughout the project. This will involve consulting with the project’s stakeholders in order to notify them of the issues with the current infrastructure, the proposed solutions, the anticipated impact and the planned mitigative actions. The consultations will also be an opportunity to hear and take into account the stakeholders’ concerns in order to adapt the project to Matane’s social, economic and environmental context. Participants of the consultation process will be able to share their concerns, needs, interests and ideas. As a result, the SPBSG will be able to base its actions on the results of the consultations and studies carried out, in particular those concerning the environment and engineering.

Aims of the Consultation Process

Share information with stakeholders.

Obtain feedback about proposed work.

Respond to stakeholders’ concerns.

Improve propositions and implementation.

Document needs, expectations and concerns.

Who Can Participate?

Stakeholders are the people, organizations and groups whose interests and needs may be affected by the project:

  • First Nations
  • Coastal communities
  • Population of Matane
  • Port users
  • Local companies
  • Tourism stakeholders
  • Economic development organizations
  • Environmental organizations
  • Municipalities of the La Matanie RMC
  • Government authorities


May 2022

Meeting with various stakeholders: Environmental stakeholders, elected deputies, economic development stakeholders, users

October 2022

Meeting with members of the Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk First Nation

October 2, 2023

Presentation to the Ville de Matane’s municipal council members

November 21, 2023

Presentation to commercial fishers

November 23, 2023

Meeting with the Mi’gnawei Mawiomi Secretariat

November — December 2023

Meetings with port users/tenants and stevedores

Questions or Comments?

If you have any questions or comments about the project or the consultation process, please email us at :

We will reply to you as soon as possible.

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