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Over $238,000 given to Haut-Saint-Laurent MRC for vitalization agreement

Huntingdon MNA Claire IsaBelle and MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent prefect and mayor of Sainte-Barbe Louise Lebrun in June, 2019.  PHOTO  Courtesy of the Office of Huntingdon MNA Claire Isabelle


The minister of municipal affairs and housing, Andrée Laforest, and the MNA for Huntingdon, Claire IsaBelle, have announced that $238,172 has been granted to the MRC of Haut-Saint-Laurent for a vitalization agreement for the year 2021-2022.

“For our government, it is essential to support the regions of Quebec so that they give life to vitalization initiatives,” said Laforest in a press release on the matter. “The MRCs are well aware of the realities of their territory and that is why we support their efforts to improve their living environment.”

This vitalization agreement will mobilize elected officials and municipal administrations in order to give new life to their region, as well as improving services and equipment for the population. In addition, economic, social, cultural or tourist development projects corresponding to priorities determined by local officials will be supported to improve the region.

“It is through collaboration that we can be even more efficient in order to make our territories more alive and thus meet local needs,” said IsaBelle in a press release. “I am delighted, because the amount granted will help improve the quality of life of the citizens of our riding.”

This agreement, extending until 2025, falls within the framework of the support for vitalization and intermunicipal cooperation component of the Regions and Rurality Fund. (RP)

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