Keep the SOPFEU office in Maniwaki!

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I join my voice to the Gatineau Valley Council of Mayors and to the Warden, Chantal Lamarche, as well as to the Unifor union, in order to maintain the current services of La Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (SOPFEU) in Maniwaki.

I join my voice to the Gatineau Valley Council of Mayors and to the Warden, Chantal Lamarche, as well as to the Unifor union, in order to maintain the current services of La Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (SOPFEU) in Maniwaki.
SOPFEU is a very important organization and employer. It offers more than 80 quality jobs that we must keep in our region, in addition to having considerable economic spin-offs. The change in the status of the Maniwaki base, which would become a regional base and whose general management would be transferred to
Val-d’Or, is in no way beneficial to the Gatineau Valley and Pontiac.
For decades, the Maniwaki SOPFEU has developed an expertise in fighting forest fires and has intervened to fight them in the Outaouais, in southern Québec
and elsewhere in Canada, when their help was requested. Although SOPFEU is
under provincial jurisdiction [Québec], it’s important for me to express my support
to maintain all the jobs, services and activities of SOPFEU at the Maniwaki base.

William Amos, PONTIAC MP