Mayor Larose's open letter

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Unedited version of Mayor Larose's open letter published in this week The Equity

 

  

As you know, the Councillor of district no. 2 (Quyon) was deemed ineligible to sit on the municipal Council by a Superior Court of Quebec judge, because of infringements to the Quebec Elections Act.
I would like to review this issue in order to clear the air and ensure that, together, we may all stay focused on what really matters: the improvement of municipal administration and the living conditions of residents.
It is important to understand that this Court decision occurred as a result of an investigation by the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec. It is difficult to claim that this is a political vendetta when a judge and an institution that is responsible for ensuring the Elections Act is complied with, agree that our electoral system has been openly disregarded and that the offence is serious enough to be liable to a 4-year disqualification penalty.

Furthermore, it is necessary to specify the municipality’s role in this matter. As you undoubtedly know, municipalities are responsible for organizing the elections at a local level and to ensure compliance with the rules. This is why, after having received a notice of ineligibility from the Chief Electoral Officer, the municipality took steps to have this decision validated by a judge.
Like you, I deplore the waste of time and energy caused by Mr. McCann’s stubbornness to be a candidate despite the numerous warnings he received from the Chief Electoral Officer.
As mayor of the Municipality of Pontiac, I find it deplorable that certain people are using the Superior Court’s judgement to stir up old resentments and try to make the misfortune of a man, the misfortune of the village.
Mr. McCann was the author of his own misfortune. He must now face the consequences of his actions.
It’s time to turn the page and continue to move forward to further develop the village and our municipality.
Since the beginning of my mandate, several major projects in Quyon were put in place.

We have in particular:
• relaunched the study on the Boulet real estate development project;
• proceeded with the first diagnostic of our water and sewer infrastructures in order to take advantage of a program to upgrade our pipes;
• launched a cooperative housing project for your senior citizens;
• worked toward ensuring the sustainability of the Quyon Ensemble property ;
• and we have relaunched the community centre project in Quyon, in agreement with the Quyon Waterfront Revitalization Committee to present a project that better meets our needs and more likely to be achieved in the short term.

All of this within 2 years.

All of this, because I am more interested in building our community, than being in pictures and giving handshakes.

All of this, because I am present at the Town Hall on a full-time basis in order to ensure that our community’s development is done in a fair manner, in all districts.

My fellow citizens, let us not get distracted. There is much work to be done.

Roger Larose

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Kate Aley

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Slipping back: background facts

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Kate Aley

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Slippery story: the update

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Kate Aley

On Monday December 4, a serious accident was caused by some kind of slippery fluid being splashed all over the highway in Luskville. Many people commented on the unexpectedly deep puddles, the effort it took to stay on the road and the horrible stink of it. There was so much, a snow plow was called in to strip it off the road. What was that stuff? Where did it come from? I managed to find someone to talk to from the MTQ within two days. But as yet, my attempts to get information about this incident from the MRC des Collines police have been unproductive. 

Warming up for Christmas at the Santa Claus Parade

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Kate Aley

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Slippery sh*t: unidentified effluent causes accident

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Kate Aley

A serious single-vehicle roll-over was caused early morning on December 4 by a deep slick of some kind of waste matter spilled on Highway 148 near Parker Road in Luskville. Pools of what appeared to be septic waste or liquid animal manure were at least two or three meters in length and possibly 4 cm in depth, according to witnesses.

Christmas House Tour lights up the night

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Kate Aley

The houses on the Quyon Pastoral Charge Christmas House Tour warmly received 150 visitors this year. Five family homes in Quyon and Luskville were decorated to perfection to the appreciation of all. Above, the Draper homestead in Luskville.

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