The tourists are disrespectful of the environment that visit this region this summer are causing a “crisis situation” in the region, denounced the member of the parti québecois de Gaspé, Méganne Perry Mélançon.
“Unfortunately, it has a type of clientele who come to enjoy the shade [to the season], said, Friday, the spokesman of the third opposition group in the field of tourism, on QUB radio. Some [tourists] who are intoxicated, spend the night standing on the beaches to partying and leave the premises in a sorry state.”
The elected officials of Gaspé and Percé have challenged the government on Thursday for stronger surveillance on the camping sites of the Gaspé peninsula.
“It is very, very, very pity to see it since a few weeks,” insisted the woman, who states that the industry of his region had “worked hard” to offer to Quebec, “a tourist season worthy of the name”.
- Listen to Méganne Perry Mélançon, member of the parti québecois de Gaspé, on QUB radio:
For his part, the director of the parc national de l’île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé and parc national de Miguasha reports rather that all goes well in its parks.
Rémi Plourde stressed, however, that there are no campsites in the parks that it manages and that people come there to hike and to enjoy the great outdoors.
- Listen to Rémi Plourde, director of the parc national de l’île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé and parc national de Miguasha, on QUB radio: