Another difficult meeting at the MRC Pontiac
Article published on 4 February 2021
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Another difficult meeting took place last night (February 3) for the elected officials of the MRC Pontiac. This extraordinary meeting was to focus on two different files, namely the Bio-Parc and the possible use of the CN corridor for snowmobilers and ATV riders. The tight vote provoked questions about the presence of Alice Meilleur Pieschke, the deputy mayor of Île-du-Grand-Calumet, who replaced the absent mayor Serge Newberry.

The meeting was to come back to the resolution concerning the bio-park. Clarifications were requested from the Director General of the MRC, Bernard Roy, regarding the process and technicalities of this resolution.

The vote divided 9 against 9, the Warden used her veto to voted against the resolution. The mayors wanting to support the resolution to put the bio-park project forward questioned the presence of Alice Meilleur Pieschke. Without the vote of the deputy mayor of L’Île-du-Grand-Calumet, the resolution would have been adopted without needing the vote of the Warden.

Questioned by CHIP 101.9 following the meeting, Jane Toller let out a meaningful laugh and reaffirmed her position. As she mentioned, just like at the most recent meeting, it is probably in a few days that we will have more details on the outcome of the vote.

“We are here to build and vote for things that are true for the people of the Pontiac. - Jane Toller

The staff of the MRC Pontiac will therefore ask the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing if the vote of Ms. Meilleur Pieschke can be counted. A response is expected shortly. Remember that the bio-park project is planned to take place on the grounds of the former “Smurfit-Stone” factory located in Litchfield.

Homage to Charlotte L’Écuyer
The only item on the agenda that seemed to attract a consensus was the tribute to Charlotte L’Écuyer. The Mayor of Shawville, Sandra Murray and the Mayor of Mansfield, Gilles Dionne, both of whom worked under the direction of Charlotte L’Écuyer, underlined her contribution to the Pontiac health network.

“She was a person who gave herself for the Pontiac. She took the health network to another level in the Pontiac. For her, what mattered was the quality of service. She really made a difference. Thanks Charlotte. "- Gilles Dionne

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