• St. Lawrence River Shoreline Access Study (December 2014)

    Through the analysis of past access, current context and future projects, the study identifies the challenges and needs of Québec municipalities to maintain and increase public access to the River. Both a survey of participating municipalities and the realization of case studies were used. By demonstrating that municipalities remain at the front line of this issue and describing relevant examples, the study aim to facilitate representation of elected municipal officials towards other levels of government. Greater awareness of all stakeholders and interested parties will ultimately result increased investments to ensure adequate public access to the River, and increase its protection and enhancement.

    The Cities Initiative would like to thank the main study funder, the Québec Metropolitan Community, and the seven other municipalities (Varennes, Rimouski, Sept-Îles, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Carleton, Montmagny, and Port-Cartier) who contributed financially to the realization of the study. 

Executive Summary (EN)

Study Report (FR, 5MB)