Environment - Robust Development While Managing Risks - 1

The goal of this policy is to present the main principles underlying …

Resolution #132: Environment - Robust Development While Managing Risks - 1 (Official French version)

The goal of this policy is to present the main principles underlying the positions to be taken by A CPQ government on development and environment. These statements will guide the actions of the party in these matters and will be a 'filter' through which the intentions of the party must pass before being proposed.

From the outset, we choose an economic approach as the best means of progress for our society. This progress is possible and desirable, but to get there, we have a duty to explore and exploit our natural resources if we are to meet the needs of a growing population. This quest, however, must be pursued while minimizing the impact on the environment. We endorse responsible practices and new technologies to ensure the sustainability of renewable resources for future generations. Free enterprise is better than bureaucrats to select the best technology to achieve this purpose. Economic exploitation necessarily generates risks that we must manage and minimize with the best available technologies. However, we accept that the complete absence of risk is incompatible with any economic development activity.