Ministère de l’Environnement, de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, de la Faune et des Parcs

Kativik Environmental Advisory Committee (KEAC)

Mandatela Convention de la Baie-James et du Nord québécois

The Kativik Environmental Advisory Committee (KEAC) is consulted by the governments of Québec and Canada and by northern municipalities, as the preferential and official contact, when they draft laws and regulations regarding environmental and social protection in the territory governed by the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement (JBNQA) and located north of the 55th parallel. The main function of the KEAC is to oversee, through an exchange of views and information, the application of Chapter 23 of the JBNQA.

Minister responsible

The Minister of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change


Kativik Environmental Advisory Committee (KEAC)
P.O. Box 930
Kuujjuaq, Québec JOM 1C0


Legal Basis

Environment Quality Act (R.S.Q., c. Q-2): sections 169 to 180.

James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement (JBNQA): section 23.5.


Members appointed by the government of Canada:

  • Mr. Alexandre Guy-Côté
  • Mrs. Caroline Girard
  • Vacancy

Members appointed by the government of Québec:

  • Mrs. Andrée Anne Gagnon
  • Mrs. Vanessa Chalifour
  • Mrs. Paule Halley

Members appointed by the Kativik Regional Government (KRG):

  • Mr. Michael Barrett
  • Mr. Tunu Napartuk, Chair
  • Mrs. Lucy Kumarluk


Mr. Benjamin Patenaude
Telephone: 819 964-2961, poste 2287
Fax: 819 964-0694


The Ministry guarantees the operations of the KEAC through an annual grant. It also awards a grant to allow members appointed by the KRG to participate in meetings. Under the provisions of the JBNQA and an administrative agreement, the government of Canada must reimburse the government of Québec one-half of the KEAC’s operating expenses.


For more information, consult the Kativik Environmental Advisory Committee’s website.

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