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Local officials decry imagery tech bonuses that exclude Pontiac Hospital

13 June 2024 à 4:34 pm

Updated on 14 June 2024 à 3:40 pm

Pontiac’s representative in the National Assembly, André Fortin, held a press conference with other elected officials this afternoon (June 13) outside the Pontiac Hospital calling on the provincial government to offer bonuses to employees at all the region’s hospitals. As reported in Le Droit yesterday, the province announced that bonuses they had been paying to […]


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Warden discusses recent FQM conference, meeting with health minister

4 June 2024 à 3:57 pm

MRC Pontiac Warden Jane Toller stopped by CHIP 101.9’s studios this week to discuss her recent attendance at a meeting of the Fédération québécoise des municipalités (FQM) and the issues that were discussed. She highlighted a short meeting that took place between the wardens of the Outaouais and Quebec’s Health Minister Christian Dubé regarding short-staffing […]


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Mark Buzan seeking the federal Conservative nomination for Pontiac-Kitigan Zibi

3 June 2024 à 4:09 pm

Updated on 4 June 2024 à 2:25 pm

There’s another candidate seeking the nomination of the Conservative Party of Canada for the Pontiac-Kitigan Zibi riding, Plateau resident Mark Buzan. The owner of a consulting business for non-profit organizations, Buzan said that his motivation to enter federal politics was because “something in Canada is fundamentally wrong”. With a long history in conservative circles, Buzan […]


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Federal minister discusses agricultural issues in Shawville

3 June 2024 à 4:07 pm

On May 31, a group of agricultural producers gathered at the Little Red Wagon Winery in Clarendon for a discussion with Pontiac MP Sophie Chatel and Minister of National Revenue Marie-Claude Bibeau about issues facing rural communities. The majority of questions directed at Bibeau were about farming, as she previously served as the minister of […]


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Local officials press CAQ government for action on Outaouais health care staffing

24 May 2024 à 12:30 pm

Local elected officials are urging the provincial government to immediately address the health care staffing crisis that’s anticipated to worsen in the upcoming months. Senior doctors with the regional health authority CISSSO have been sounding the alarm in recent weeks about the difficulty retaining staff in the region and the strain it puts on their […]


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MRC Pontiac to purchase Shawville abattoir

17 May 2024 à 2:21 pm

On May 15, MRC Pontiac announced that they had purchased the Abattoir les Viandes du Pontiac in Shawville, after its assets went up for sale earlier this year. The MRC had previously announced in a special meeting on March 13 that they had put forward a bid of $1.6 millionto keep the operation running locally, […]


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Mayors vote to abandon local incinerator project, still open to “regional solution”

16 May 2024 à 2:43 pm

The MRC Pontiac council of mayors meeting on Wednesday (May 15) was well attended, with roughly fifty people filling the public seating and spilling out into the hall. One of the hot-button items on the agenda that night was a resolution brought forward by Litchfield council and presented by Litchfield Mayor Colleen Larivière, calling for […]


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Agendas released for May 15 MRC meeting, waste incinerator resolution from Litchfield mayor

14 May 2024 à 3:22 pm

The agendas for the TNO and MRC monthly public meetings, scheduled for May 15 at 6:30 p.m., were released earlier today. The meeting will take place in the Elsie Gibbons room at the MRC office in Campbell’s Bay, but will also be streamed live to the MRC’s Facebook page. Of note is a resolution put […]


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Fortin requests provincial health commission meet in Outaouais, address staffing crisis

14 May 2024 à 2:58 pm

Pontiac MNA André Fortin is calling on the provincial health and social services commission to meet in the Outaouais, so they can get a close up look at the staffing crisis in local health facilities. Several high-ranking doctors within the regional health authority CISSSO have recently issued public appeals for aid, anticipating there will be […]


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Mental health patient advocates seeking input on potential changes to involuntary hospitalization law

10 May 2024 à 1:20 pm

Updated on 10 May 2024 à 3:33 pm

A non-profit that advocates for people with mental health challenges is holding a public consultation next week in light of the provincial government reviewing law P.38.001, which regulates when and how someone can be hospitalized involuntarily if they are perceived to be a danger to themselves or others. Mélodie Pelletier, a councillor with Droits-Accès de […]


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