Quebec is “an inch from flunking” the World Wildlife Fund’s annual report card on the environment. The province got a D-minus, one of the lowest grades in the country. Last year, it got a C-minus.

Quebec was chastized for sluggish progress on protecting wilderness from logging, mining and hydro-electric development.

In 1992, Quebec and other provinces pledged to protect 12 per cent of their territories from development. Quebec has set aside only 4.2 per cent so far.

Only two Canadian provinces and territories scored lower than Quebec, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick, which both got an F.