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MP William Amos updates on COVID-19 with Pontiac Mayors, Wardens and Provincial MNAs

Press release from the office of Pontiac MP William Amos:

April 28th, 2020

The Member of Parliament for Pontiac, Mr. Will Amos, met with the mayors of his Pontiac riding during a conference call with provincial and municipal elected officials from across the Outaouais region.

"I thank MNAs Robert Bussiere and André Fortin, and our region’s elected officials for sharing their COVID-19 concerns and challenges with me. Timely input allows me to pass on crucial information to the Government of Canada at the highest levels, particularly during our daily caucus meetings.”, stated MP Amos. 

On April 16, a conference call was held with the mayors of the MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais, warden Caryl Green, Gatineau MNA Robert Bussière, and the representative of the provincial minister responsible for the Outaouais region, Mathieu Lacombe. During this call, the mayors outlined the measures put in place by their respective municipalities to deal with COVID-19 and discussed issues such as the impact on the tourist season. Federal and provincial measures to address the economic impacts of COVID-19 were also discussed, with a view to moving towards a gradual economic recovery.

"We are happy and appreciate this initiative, which has allowed us to [share] the different realities experienced by our municipalities. We are united in working together to help our citizens and to defeat COVID-19," says the mayor from Val-des-Monts, M. Jacques Laurin.

In order to better allow all the mayors of the Gatineau Valley to express themselves, two conference calls were held on April 17 with the warden, Chantale Lamarche, the MNA for Gatineau, Robert Bussière, and Mr. Lacombe's representative. The discussions focused on the measures taken by the federal and provincial governments to limit the spre