Environmental and Social Impact Review Committee (COMEX)
The Environmental and Social Impact Review Committee (Review Committee or COMEX) is an independent body composed of members appointed by the governments of Quebec and the Cree Nation, which is responsible for the assessment and review of the social and environmental impacts of projects located south of the 55th parallel in the territory governed by the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA). The name ‘Review Committee’ could be translated into the Cree language as ‘ehowiiyeitikaw cegoyiw ehwiioushtaganiwiit’ (the ones who make the decision about building something) or ‘tekosh ekaniwapitikaw cegoyiw ehwiioushtaganiwiit’ (the ones who examine the plan to build something).
Meetings of the COMEX
COMEX 362 : April 6, 2018 – Montréal
COMEX 363 : May 9, 2018 – Montréal
COMEX 364 : June 13, 2018 – Montréal
Wood pellet facility in Chapais
The assessment report is now online (french only).
Québec Mines 2017
On November 20th, COMEX held its a course on environmental and social assessments in the territory of Eeyou Istchee James Bay as part of the Québec Mines seminar at the Québec City convention center. More than 30 people came to listen and talk to COMEX members.
Click on the following link to access the course content : COMEX_QCMines 2017-11-20
2017-2018 Action Plan : For Better Integration of Climate Change and Demystifying the Environmental and Social Impact Review Procedure
Click on this link to access the document : 2017-2018 Action Plan