CRÉO and CLD budget cuts

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Arnaud de la Salle

“We urge the government to avoid an action that will weaken the Outaouais and all regions of Quebec,” said CREO President, Paulette Lalande.

Arnaud de la Salle

“We urge the government to avoid an action that will weaken the Outaouais and all regions of Quebec,” said CREO President, Paulette Lalande.
Members of CREO held an emergency meeting, October 29, to discuss the current context surrounding reorganizations in the region. Members of the board of directors say they understand the budgetary situation, but are concerned about the methods used and ask the government to maintain existing partnerships with the Outaouais’ municipal sectors. The Outaouais believes the recent centralization tendency will threatening the sustainability and development of the region and that a regional consultation is necessary for local and regional partners. “We are concerned to see years of regional efforts at stake,” said Lalande.
Representatives from 120 CLDs gathered in Quebec City for their annual strategic meeting to highlight the importance of maintaining the organization in the regions of Quebec. The government of Quebec is juggling the idea of giving MRCs and municipalities the choice of taking the CLD’s tasks under their wing, but with half the funding.
On Tuesday, the ACLDQ launched a public awareness campaign aimed at mobilizing the public, entrepreneurs, elected officials, and the 1,350 professionals and 3,000 volunteers who form the CLD network to actively counter the proposed cuts.