During the most recent meeting of the Mayors of the MRC Pontiac on November 27th, the Regional Council adopted a resolution pertaining to the mandate of the Committee at the MRC Pontiac for the creation of a National Park for the Iles Lafontaine located in the municipality of l’Ile-du-Grand-Calumet.
It was resolved, during the meeting, that the mandate of this committee would begin with the evaluation of the feasibility of a national park project for the Iles Lafontaine. Followed by the creation of a strategy for the development of a national park in the Iles Lafontaine under the condition that the results of the feasibility assessment are positive. Along with collaboration with Pontiac stakeholders and community members.
This resolution comes as a result of the Extraordinary General Meeting of the Mayors of the MRC Pontiac on October 2nd, 2019. Where it was revealed by CHIP 101.9 prior to the meeting that the mayor of the municipality of the l’Ile-du-Grand-Calumet, Serge Newberry, owned two islands located on the edge of the proposed National Park Project Site (Iles Lafontaines).
During said meeting, it was resolved that the MRC Pontiac would create a MRC committee focused on creating a national park within the Pontiac; to name the members of this committee; to determine which islands will compose the national park, and to define the clear mandate for this committee. Note that the members of the MRC Committee have yet to be named.
COMITÉ PARC NATIONAL ÎLES LAFONTAINE / LAFONTAINE ISLANDS NATONAL PARK COMMITTEE
Considering the recent adoption of resolution C.M. EX-2019-10-05 concerning the creation of a new MRC Committee for the Lafontaine Islands National Park;
It was moved by Regional Councillor Mr. James Gibson and resolved that the mandate of this committee include:
Evaluation of the feasibility of a national park project at the Lafontaine Islands;
The creation of a strategy for the development of a national park at the Lafontaine Islands if the results of the feasibility assessment are positive;
Collaboration with stakeholders and community members.