The MNA for Pontiac André Fortin received the petition in support of the relaunch of the Davidson sawmill, combined with the company’s cogeneration project. According to Fortin, he will be pushing the government towards making this project a priority. On that, André Fortin explained that he had recently met with the Quebec Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks, Pierre Dufour.
The Energy Davidson project is still looking for a Wood Supply Guarantee (GA). A GA grants its beneficiary the right to purchase annual amounts of timber from Crown land of one or more regions defined for this purpose, in order to supply the processing plant of the wood. The promoter of the project, Bruno St-Cyr, said last spring that he had to obtain an GA in order to move forward with his business plan.