Meeting of the MRC Pontiac on February 17
The procedures of the subjects on the agenda questioned
Article published on 18 February 2021
logo imprimer
Noter cet article :
0 vote

Procedures within the MRC Pontiac once again captured attention yesterday (February 17) at the monthly meeting of the Council of Mayors of the MRC Pontiac. It was the Warden of the MRC Pontiac, Jane Toller and the mayor of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes, Winston Sunstrum, who again expressed different points of view. It appears that the agenda, which was sent out to the media late yesterday afternoon, was the main point of contention.

Winston Suntrum explained that last Friday he sent three subjects he wanted to see on the agenda, some of which may be related to the forestry industry and the bio-park project. Mayor Sunstrum asked why the three topics he asked to add to the agenda were not there.

The director of the MRC Pontiac, Bernard Roy explained the procedures on this subject so that everyone can operate internally according to an established framework. Some mayors, in support of Winston Sunstrum’s arguments, ruled that the subjects brought by the mayor of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes should be discussed at the public meeting and demanded that their votes be recorded against the adoption of the agenda as presented.

At the end of the session, when asked about the challenges of virtual meetings, Jane Toller admitted that it is a big challenge in building relationships.

“Previously, we had the chance to talk to each other before the game and clarify points or procedures. Currently, it is much more difficult to have this information and to create a relationship. I hope we can have a face-to-face meeting in March, ”said Warden Jane Toller.

She also confirmed that the broadcasting of public meetings of the MRC Pontiac via social media was to remain, in the future, in order to give citizens the chance to attend. The next public meeting of the MRC Pontiac is scheduled for the month of March, but by then, the files concerning the forest industry may hold the attention of elected officials.

Les Nouvelles du Pontiac

CISSSO allegedly behind on rent for the Quyon CLSC, building up for sale

30 July 2021

A press conference was called outside the CLSC in Quyon this morning (July 30), to denounce the lack of a lease renewal agreement between the CISSSO and the owner of the building. There is one month left on the current lease signed with owner Joanne Marcotte, and she has already put a For Sale (...)

lire la suite

Deadline approaching to register for vaccine lottery

30 July 2021

Over the next few days, Quebecers who have received at least one vaccine dose can register for the province's « Being vaccinated, it's a win » contest for a chance to win cash (or a bursary for those 12 to 17). Every Friday in August, there is a chance to win a jackpot $150,000 or one of 2 (...)

lire la suite

$2,287,925 in provincial aid to the Municipality of Pontiac for road work

30 July 2021

The Municipality of Pontiac received just over $2 million in financial aid from the Ministry of Transportation's Local Roads Assistance Program (PAVL) to help fund two sizable projects. The Mountain Road rehabilitation project will account for $1,042,528 of the funding while the remainder, (...)

lire la suite

SOPFEU sends 40 firefighters to Manitoba

29 July 2021

The Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (SOPFEU), along with the Ministry of Forests, Fauna and Parks, will be deploying 40 firefighters, four unit resources and other material support to Manitoba. Their departure is scheduled for today (July 29). An additional tanker (and crew) was (...)

lire la suite

Regional Association of West Quebecers to host information session in Shawville

29 July 2021

The Regional Association of West Quebecers (RAWQ) will be hosting an information session in Shawville this coming Tuesday (August 3) to discuss the implications of two pieces of legislation on Quebec's English-speaking community. The event will take place in the Homecraft Hall on the Shawville (...)

lire la suite

Interview - Jeanne Nivischiuk - RAWQ Information Session

29 July 2021

Regional Association of West Quebecers Executive Director Jeanne Nivischiuk speaks about the group's upcoming information session in Shawville on August 3. CHIP101.9 · Interview - Jeanne Nivischiuk - RAWQ meeting - News

lire la suite


Advertising