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L’abolition de la gestion de l’offre menacerait 24 000 emplois, selon une étude

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L’abolition intégrale du système canadien de la gestion de l’offre menacerait 4500 à 6000 fermes et pourrait faire disparaître jusqu’à 24 000 emplois directs au pays, avance une nouvelle étude commandée par Agropur.

Préoccupée par les négociations entourant l’accord de libre-échange du Partenariat transpacifique (PTP), la coopérative québécoise a mandaté le cabinet Boston Consulting Group (BCG) afin qu’il se penche sur les conséquences de ce scénario.

«On constate que jusqu’à 40 pour cent de la production laitière canadienne serait à risque advenant la fin de la gestion de l’offre et sans adaptation préalable», peut-on lire dans l’enquête de 56 pages.

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Local Clusters of Self-Reliance: The Key to Rural Prosperity

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"If you’re a smart rural community, start with what your residents are already spending their money on."



Eardley Escarpment in the Municipality of Pontiac, Québec

By Michael H. Shuman

At a time when daily headlines bring worse and worse news about the plight of rural economies, it's worth reminding ourselves that success is possible.

Last autumn, Marian Burros of the New York Times wrote a piece about how the 3,000-person community of Hardwick, Vermont, has prospered by creating a new "economic cluster" around local food. Cutting-edge restaurants, artisan cheese makers, and organic orchardists turning fruit into exquisite pies are just some of the new businesses that have added an estimated 75-100 jobs to the area in recent years. A new Vermont Food Venture Center hopes to accelerate this creation of enterprises.

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Pontiac drilling begins as Sphinx seeks palladium

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CBC News Ottawa - Jun 03, 2015

A Montreal-based mineral exploration company has returned to Grand Calumet Island in the Pontiac this week to drill for a rare, precious metal.

Sphinx Resources is on Grand Calumet Island, near Shawville, Que., taking new samples for palladium, a platinum-like precious metal used in the emissions systems of cars.

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Bilan de l'assurance récolte 2014 : région de l'Outaouais

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GATINEAU, QC, le 17 févr. 2015 /CNW Telbec
La Financière agricole du Québec dresse un portrait de l'assurance récolte 2014 pour la région de l'Outaouais. Ainsi, La Financière agricole a versé, en date du 9 février 2015, aux 43 entreprises ayant subi des pertes indemnisables, des sommes totalisant 197 000 dollars dont près de 178 000 dollars pour les céréales, le maïs et les protéagineuses. Pour l'année d'assurance 2014, 368 entreprises agricoles de la région étaient assurées au programme pour des valeurs représentant 19 millions de dollars.

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Pontiac Airpark Project Ends

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André Durocher, the driving force behind the Pontiac Airpark, recently announced that he has ended the project.

The 550 acre residential fly-in community was slated to have included not only a large number of home lots, but also a club house, two runways and a seaplane base on the Ottawa River. There is also an existing equestrian facility next door.

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Where have Canada’s young farmers gone?

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Ralph C. Martin, PhD, P.Ag
Guelph Mercury

The Statistics Canada 2011 Census of Agriculture shows that farm youth are still leaving their farms. About 20 years ago, almost 20 per cent of farmers were under 35 and by 2006, less than 10 per cent of farmers qualified for this distinction. In 2011, only 8.2 per cent of farmers were in this energetic age category of enhanced mental acuity and physical stamina.

Let’s be clear that we’re not only talking about fewer farmers as farms increase in size. The point to emphasize is that as the overall population of farmers declines, young farmers are disappearing even faster.

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Retailers forced to block English-only websites in Quebec — or face sanctions from language police

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As the invasion of U.S. retailers continues and as the Internet increasingly becomes the marketplace and the research centre of consumers, some Quebecers are getting unpleasant surprises: some companies have blocked access to their websites here either because they have voluntarily complied with the French Language Charter or because they have received a notice from the Office québécois de la langue française.

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Le CLD des Collines-de-l'Outaouais veut connaître votre opinion

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L’équipe du Centre Local de Développement des Collines-de-l'Outaouais et la municipalité de Pontiac vous invitent à vous rassembler et échanger sur les enjeux, les priorités et les projets qui vous touchent.

La consultation publique aura lieu le 27 novembre 2014 de 19h30 à 21h30 à la salle du Club Lions, 2, chemin Ferry, Pontiac (secteur Quyon).

Venez donner votre opinion sur l’avenir de l’économie de votre municipalité. Nos actions pour les cinq (5) prochaines années doivent refléter vos besoins et vos attentes.

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