Resolution on the CVB project
Summary of the vote that divided the opinion of the mayors of the MRC Pontiac
Article published on 1 December 2020
last modification on 30 November 2020
logo imprimer
Noter cet article :
0 vote

CHIP 101.9 took an interest in the resolution tabled by the MRC Pontiac, asking that conditions be attached to the funding intended to pay the consultant Pierre Vézina, who is responsible for the development of the Biomass Valorization Center (CVB).

The Warden of the MRC Pontiac, Jane Toller, who has been reluctant in recent months to continue with the current consultant, was initially in favor that performance conditions could be imposed. Among the conditions, we ask that the consultant ensure obtaining funding from the federal government and that he (Pierre Vézina) obtain guarantees from the company Renmatix to come and settle at the industrial site of “Portage”, located on the territory of the municipality of Litchfield, Renmatix being the company that was targeted by Pierre Vézina to come and settle at the Center for the valorization of biomass.

Rather, other mayors believe that this is a project that takes patience and must be continued in order to obtain results. Some, like the mayor of Bryson, Alain Gagnon, recalled that this is a project that initially started at the MRC Pontiac. “It was we who went to look for him, Renmatix didn’t ask for anything. We are the ones trying to convince them, ” Alain Gagnon reminded us.

In summary, the mayors of the various municipalities supporting the conditions related to the sums intended for the project blame the sums invested to date. They also doubt the consultant’s ability to attract a company like Renmatix which should be, as Pierre Vézina said, the heart of the CVB. Here is the link to the article produced in 2019 on the financial report of the CVB project.

The mayors disagreeing with the conditions imposed have indicated that more time should be allowed and that the MRC Pontiac has invested too much to stop currently.

The vote was divided, nine to nine. It was Jane Toller who decided by voting for the resolution and the conditions imposed. Remember that this summer, Pierre Vézina said he was confident to achieve concrete results. Deputy William Amos also said that the MRC Pontiac should go in this direction to help revive forestry in the Pontiac. Last September, William Amos told CHIP 101.9 that he believed in options based on new technologies to revive the forestry industry in the Pontiac.

More details via the article for this purpose.

Les Nouvelles du Pontiac

“The status quo is not an option” -Stéphane Labine

20 January 2021

The Caisse Desjardins des Rivières de Pontiac still offers services to its customers during the current lockdown. The general manager of the Caisse, Stéphane Labine, explains certain measures that have been put in place to serve customers. CHIP101.9 · Extrait - Stéphane Labine - services pendant (...)

lire la suite

Grand opening of Café Dowtown in Fort-Coulonge

20 January 2021

Pontiacers can now visit a new business, le Café Downtown, which is located in Fort-Coulonge, in a completely renovated building adapted to welcome customers, but also for shows. The Downtown, as owner Rémi Bertrand affectionately calls it, aims to offer an original menu, inspired by the American (...)

lire la suite

“All the energy is on the recovery and the recruitment of a management” -Mario Boyer

20 January 2021

The interim director general of Île-du-Grand-Calumet, Mario Boyer, told CHIP 101.9 that the municipal council was going to await the process of the Commission municipale du Québec (CMQ) in the quote on ethics from mayor Serge Newberry and that for the moment, nothing was going to change in the (...)

lire la suite

The Union denounces the teleworking measures within the Quebec public service

19 January 2021

The Syndicat de la function publique et parapublique du Québec (SFPQ) denounced what it considers a double speech of the Legault government concerning compulsory teleworking and the application of this measure in the ministries and organizations. The Laurentides-Lanaudière-Outaouais Regional (...)

lire la suite

SADC Pontiac marks the death of a member of their team

19 January 2021

SADC Pontiac announced the death of a member of their team, Mario Guay, who passed away peacefully at the Shawville Hospital on January 17th. Mario Guay started working at SADC Pontiac in May 2016 as a loan and financing advisor. “Coming out of retirement to take on what started out as (...)

lire la suite

William Amos announces funding for the Pontiac Legions

19 January 2021

On behalf of Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defense Lawrence MacAulay, Pontiac MP William Amos announced funding of approximately $ 33,000 from the Government of Canada to assist the Pontiac Legions ($ 10,000), Quyon ($ 11,432.30) and Wakefield ($ 11,432.30). (...)

lire la suite


Advertising