Split vote at the MRC on the consultant Pierre Vézina
“Public funds should not be used to pay a salary like this” - believes Jane Toller
Article published on 1 December 2020
logo imprimer
Noter cet article :
0 vote

The Warden of the MRC Pontiac, Jane Toller, accepted the invitation of CHIP 101.9 to discuss the vote of the meeting of mayors of November 25, which resulted in a division of nine mayors against nine concerning the dossier of the consultant Pierre Vézina, responsible for the development of the Biomass Valorization Center (CVB). Half of the mayors were asking for conditions to be attached to funding for the consultant and the other half believed that more time should be allowed. It was Jane Toller who made the decision and who voted to attach conditions to the sums intended for the consultant. Jane Toller says the council of mayors is only divided on this issue.

“It is only on this issue. For me, what was important is that the vote takes place in a transparent way, publicly and that citizens can hear the positions of all the mayors ”explains Jane Toller.

Jane Toller’s position is clear: “No, we should not use public funds to pay a consultant’s salary as is the case with Pierre Vézina. CVB is no longer a project of the MRC. The project is now led non-profit organization, Fiber Pontiac ”.

Jane Toller also said that the CVB project is a project that will primarily benefit the Municipality of Litchfield. This statement was made even though the “Portage” site has often been identified as the Pontiac Regional Industrial Park. “There are several industrial parks in the Pontiac and not just one” declares the Warden. Jane Toller also said that the most likely project to come to fruition is Davidson Energy’s in Mansfield.

The full interview with Jane Toller is available here.

Les Nouvelles du Pontiac

Serge Newberry cited in ethics before the Commission municipale du Québec

16 January 2021

The mayor of the Municipalité de l'Ile-du-Grand-Calumet, Serge Newberry, is cited in municipal ethics before the Commission municipale du Québec (CMQ) for events that allegedly occurred between November 2017 and June 2020. Several facts are reproached to Serge Newberry, divided into six (...)

lire la suite

Citizens are invited to ask their questions

15 January 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the January 20 meetings of the TNO Council and the Regional Council of Mayors of the MRC Pontiac will once again be held virtually on ZOOM. In this context, residents of the Pontiac are invited to submit their questions electronically for the public question (...)

lire la suite

The CSSHBO is confident for the coming months

15 January 2021

The Centre de service scolaire des Hauts-Bois-de-l'Outaouais (CSSHBO) believes that the winter start has gone well, despite the new health security measures for primary school students. The Director General of the CSSHBO, Denis Rossignol, believes that things are going well, even if the (...)

lire la suite

Outbreak at Pierre-Janet Hospital

15 January 2021

The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de l'Outaouais has indicated that a unit at the Pierre-Janet Hospital currently has an outbreak of COVID-19. All 12 users of this unit contracted the virus as well as 18 workers. According to the CISSS de l'Outaouais, users are doing well (...)

lire la suite

“The plan should essentially be based on science” -William Amos

15 January 2021

The government of Quebec says it wants to give the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, within a maximum of 90 days and not 42 according to the recommendations of manufacturers and leading scientists. The Member of Parliament for Pontiac and also Parliamentary Secretary to the (...)

lire la suite

New measures for WQSB schools in the Pontiac

15 January 2021

In the most recent update with the Director General of the Western Quebec School Board (WQSB), Mike Dubeau, he spoke about the new health and safety measures that are brought on with the second confinement in Quebec. Mike Dubeau mentionned that elementary school students must now wear masks in (...)

lire la suite


Advertising