I used to be hoping to have a conversation with you in regards to the state of Lac Ste. Anne. I’m working on a story for The Catholic Register in anticipation of the Pope’s visit in July. A Metis friend told me his community has been asking the province for years to guard that lake. He’s very concerned about deteriorating water quality and agricultural runoff. He also finds it beyond disrespectful that power boats are operating day and night at a sacred site. For the Catholic community, they will be wondering whether we now have invited Pope Francis, the writer of Laudato Si, to go to a dying lake and a desecrated pilgrimage site. Do you share these concerns? Would the Green Party would protect Lac Ste. Anne for either cultural or environmental reasons? Has this present government neglected the lake? My deadline on this story is Friday, May 27.
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