The Port of Montreal honoured at Gala Montréal durable for its new Grand Quay
Sonia Gagné, Partner, Architect at Provencher_Roy, Marie-Claude Leroux, Vice-President, Legal Affairs and Real Estate and Corporate Secretary at the Montreal Port Authority, and Josée Labelle, Associate, Landscape Architect at NIPpaysage.
The Montreal Port Authority was very proud to have received one of the most prestigious awards in sustainable development, the Corps Public award, at the 13th edition of Montreal’s gala event honouring excellence in the environment and sustainable development, Gala Montréal durable, held yesterday at Marché Bonsecours. This award recognizes the MPA’s efforts and involvement to integrate environmental and social objectives into its activities.
The new Grand Quay of the Port of Montreal, publicly inaugurated on June 3, 2018, after a huge makeover, stood out for its positive impact in terms of sustainable development, its landscape planning, its shore power system and its approach to connecting with the community.
The independent selection committee, set up by the Regional environment council of Montreal (CRE-Montréal), selected the winners from 68 projects carried out and submitted by partner organizations in the Sustainable Montréal 2016-2020 Plan.
National Wildlife Areas will be created on the Boucherville Islands administered by the MPA
On Wednesday, April 24, the MPA, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada jointly announced the project to create National Wildlife Areas on several islands in the St. Lawrence. These include the eight islands in the Boucherville Islands archipelago and Île Verte administered by the MPA, where an intensive program to create spawning grounds and improve fish habitats was launched more than 15 years ago.
In the coming months, the three organizations will continue their discussions to begin the process of creating National Wildlife Areas, which include consultations with Indigenous Peoples communities and local partners. The latter are important collaborators and their contribution will contribute to the achievement of the conservation objectives of this project.
“We are very pleased to be working closely with Environment and Climate Change Canada to designate these islands as National Wildlife Areas. For us, this is a logical follow-up to the actions we have been taking in the sector for decades,” said Sylvie Vachon during a press conference held at the Grand Quay, alongside Mayor Valérie Plante and Canada’s Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna.
Check out the press release: https://www.port-montreal.com/en/wildlife-areas-en.html.
MPA President and CEO Sylvie Vachon offers her point of view on the future of ports
As a member of the international organization chainPORT, a select group of ports from around the world recognized for their innovative leadership, the Montreal Port Authority was invited to share its expertise on future challenges facing the marine industry in a video broadcast by the Port of Barcelona.
Click on the link below to see MPA President and CEO Sylvie Vachon give her perspective on such key issues as digitization, diversification and sustainable development.
View the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=rnMBnHhdfDw.