Protest against the closure of the obstetrics wing of the Pontiac Hospital
Article published on 25 February 2020
logo imprimer
Noter cet article :
0 vote

A Pontiac delegation went to the Hull Hospital Tuesday to express their dissatisfaction with the Minister responsible for the Outaouais region and Minister of Families, Mathieu Lacombe, after learning of the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de l’Outaouais’ (CISSSO) decision to close the obstetrics wing of the Pontiac Hospital for 6 months.

Among the protesters, we can note the presence of the mayor of Mansfield, Gilles Dionne, the mayor of Shawville, Sandra Murray, and the Mansfield councillor, Sandra Armstrong. On site, they hoped to meet with Minister Lacombe, who nevertheless said that he had not received any request to that effect.

The MNA for Pontiac, André Fortin, criticized Minister Lacombe for not having met with the protesters.

However, some members of the Pontiac delegation had the opportunity to meet with CISSS de l’Outaouais staff. This is the case for Sandra Armstrong, who said as of right now, she is satisfied with the first meeting with the CISSS de l’Outaouais.

A meeting is scheduled for Wednesday between the CISSS de l’Outaouais and elected municipal officials from the MRC Pontiac.

Les Nouvelles du Pontiac

Launch of the Outaouais first initiative in the Pontiac

13 July 2020

Friday, Campbell's Bay - Approximately 20 stakeholders in the Outaouais were present for the Pontiac Launch of the Outaouais First initiative, which encourages citizens to buy locally. According to the spokesperson of Outaouais First, Anne-Marie Trudel, this initiative was created in January (...)

lire la suite

Victory Garden: The Quyon Family Center Community Garden

13 July 2020

In April, with the uncertainty of food supplies brought on by the pandemic, many politicians were encouraging the public to create a 'Victory Garden', an initiative created during the Second World War to allow for a self-sustaining food supply. The Quyon Family Center in the municipality of (...)

lire la suite

Pontiac Community Gym reopens

13 July 2020

Following the directives of the Québec government allowing the reopening of the exercise facilities, the Pontiac Community Gym in the municipality of Pontiac reopened under certain health and sanitization measures. The Director General of the Quyon Family Center, Silviana Geoffray. CHIP101.9 · (...)

lire la suite

A petition demanding the resignation of Mayor Serge Newberry tabled tonight

13 July 2020

A petition demanding the resignation of mayor Serge Newberry will be tabled tonight (Monday July 13) during the municipal council meeting in l'Île-du-Grand-Calumet. According to information obtained by CHIP 101.9, this petition, which has collected approximately 340 signatures, was largely (...)

lire la suite

A reduction of power outages compared to June 2019

13 July 2020

According to statistics from David Gillespie, a farmer from L'Isle-aux-Allumettes who has kept a register of power outages upper Pontiac, the outages have seen a reduction comparable to the same date last year. A total of 22 failures have been listed since the start of the year. Last year, a (...)

lire la suite

Québec consults citizens on the possible use of a tracking app

13 July 2020

The Government of Quebec invites citizens to express their opinion on the use of a mobile application for notification of exposure to COVID-19. The Minister Delegate for Government Digital Transformation, Eric Cairo, kicked off this public consultation on Wednesday, which will be held online (...)

lire la suite


Advertising