The MRC Pontiac will be distributing 1,000 trees this year at its annual Tree and Forests Festival. The event will take place on June 1st, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the rear parking lot of the MRC building in Campbell’s Bay. Bouffe Pontiac will host a fundraiser BBQ lunch on the premises.
The MRC Pontiac is pleased to welcome back Claudee Galipeau to the team after a one year maternity leave.
Claudee was first hired at the MRC as Culture, Sports and Leisure Coordinator. Since the beginning of the year, the mission of the Development Department of the MRC Pontiac changed to better respond to the needs of the region.
Claudee was appointed Territorial Marketing Agent and her role will be to promote the Pontiac and showcase its attractiveness to businesses as well as families.
Her professional experience as Liaison Officer at Algonquin College, Public Affairs Coordinator at Atomic Energy Canada, and her deep attachment to the Pontiac region, makes Claudee Galipeau the perfect candidate for this position.
Welcome back, Claudee!
Outaouais residents are invited to respond to a short survey to raise awareness of the environmental issues they care most about. The results will be communicated to the candidates, and could become campaign issues, in the upcoming municipal elections.
The CREDDO (the Outaouais Regional Council for the Environment and Sustainable Development) met with various Outaouais environmental organisations last August to launch this survey in order to give a voice to citizens and provide crucial information for the protection of our environment.
Responses will be accepted until September 22 at midnight.
Link to the English version of the survey: https://goo.gl/forms/qMySpEWcqmJaLb2E3
The survey is short and the CREDDO guarantees the participants’ confidentiality.
The MRC Pontiac welcomes the announcement made this morning by the Minister responsible for Culture and Communications and Minister responsible for the Protection and Promotion of the French Language, Luc Fortin, that he has designated the part of the Ottawa River located within the territorial limits of Québec as a historic site.
The MRC had joined the city of Gatineau, the MRC de Papineau and the MRC de Témiscamingue to protect the Ottawa River by signing the Gatineau Declaration of the Ottawa Riverkeeper in December 2016. The Ottawa Riverkeeper wanted the Quebec side of the river recognized as a historical landmark in time for Canada’s 150th anniversary.
The Ottawa River is one of the most beautiful and rich in history in all of North America. First Nations peoples lived on its shores for 6,000 years before the first Europeans made their appearance. At that time, the river was instrumental in spreading copper, obsidian, flint, and whalebone throughout the continent. From the fur trade of the 17th century to the transport of logs to Montreal and Quebec, which gave rise to the forest industry in the early 19th century, the Ottawa River played an important role in the history and economic development of the Pontiac region.
The Electoral Budget proposed by Bernard Roy, Returning Officer for the municipal elections, was adopted at MRC Council.
Fourteen of eighteen councillors voted in favour of by-law No. 239-2017 setting the warden’s salary at $ 54,890 for the first year, which is the minimum proposed remuneration set by the province. Four councillors registered their dissidence with the proposed salary.
The Act Respecting The Remuneration Of Elected Municipal Officers can be found at this link:
The following chart presents the 2017 electoral expenses.
|BUDGET 2017||MRC Pontiac|
|Returning Officer||$ 5,400||$ 4,500|
|Election Clerk||$ 5,100||$ 4,200|
|Other Employees||$ 2,000||$ 1,700|
|Other Municipal Employees||$ 23,077||$ 5,729|
|Travel Cost / Training||$ 1,198||$ 1,198|
|Candidates Expenses||$ 10,332|
|Notices||$ 9,157||$ 3,679|
|Communications||$ 2,000||$ 1,750|
|Electoral Materials & Software||$ 7,227||$ 4,845|
|TOTAL||$ 65,490||$ 27,601|