A victory for snowmobile safety!
The Fédération des clubs de motoneigistes du Québec (FCMQ) is pleased to report that its collaboration with the Minister of Transport has led to the resolution of the contentious snowmobile track stud ban issue. As a result, snowmobiler safety, as well as the important level of economic activity linked to this winter tourism product, has been protected.
Discussions between the FCMQ and MTQ have been on-going since the publication of the pilot project and collaboration and goodwill between the two parties led to this favourable outcome. The FCMQ wishes to acknowledge and thank the MTQ for its openness and cooperation in this critical matter.
The FCMQ is the sole snowmobile community stakeholder recognised by the Ministry of Transport. Denise Grenier, President of the Board of directors, wishes to thank the numerous partners who intervened in the file and showed support in this question which is of utmost importance to the snowmobiling community. “We are pleased to have been able to count on our numerous allies in the tourism industry. Thanks to their involvement, we were able to protect this industry which is responsible for generating in excess of $2 billion in annual economic activity along with creating thousands of jobs.” Mrs. Grenier notes that the resolution of this matter is particularly welcome during International Snowmobile Safety Week.
Michel Garneau, Director of Business Development, commented on the government`s openness regarding information which clearly showed the safety benefits afforded to the snowmobiling community by traction products. “This is undoubtedly great news for all snowmobilers who will be riding Quebec trails. This obstacle behind us, the FCMQ, its 201 clubs and thousands of volunteers are pleased to roll out the white carpet for all snowmobilers”.
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Federation des clubs de motoneigistes du Québec