Indigenous Success Stories

Business and Reconciliation (92)

Huron-Wendat Nation

July 8, 2020

NationTalk – The Québec Port Authority has received the formal support of the Huron-Wendat Nation through its Grand Chief, Konrad H. Sioui, for the Québec City container terminal project, Laurentia. the Grand Chief expressed in his letter that this project offers environmental commitments as well as concrete actions for the region and Québec and that it will be able to respond to contemporary issues of the economy and integration through a Huron-Wendat perspective.

A framework agreement to formalize and guide the discussions was developed in 2016 and has since been improved following fruitful collaboration between the Nation and the QPA. The agreement was signed in 2018 by the Grand Chief and Mario Girard. In addition to becoming the most ecological and technologically advanced container terminal in North America, the Laurentia deep-water terminal project will position Québec as a hub thanks to the establishment of a new logistics chain that will allow regional businesses as well as those in the North American mid-west to be served.

The Laurentia project will mark the entry of the Port of Québec into a new strategic network and world of maritime routes and ports offering containerized freight services. Thanks to a joint $775 million investment by Hutchison Ports, CN, and the Port of Québec, Laurentia will be home to the deepest container terminal on the St. Lawrence with the greenest environmental characteristics in North America.

Our Huron-Wendat enterprises benefit from the activities of the Port of Québec, which is an essential service for our development and our economic aspirations while maintaining respect for our values.” Konrad H. Sioui, Grand Chief of the Huron-Wendat Nation