MRC meeting New Assistant DG, PPJ/ATV Committee

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Arnaud de la Salle (Tr. AB)

CAMPBELL’S BAY – The regular Council of Mayors (COM) meeting took place May 17 in the new MRC building where expanding the areas where ATVs can travel was discussed and the hiring of a new Assistant Director General was announced.

Arnaud de la Salle (Tr. AB)

CAMPBELL’S BAY – The regular Council of Mayors (COM) meeting took place May 17 in the new MRC building where expanding the areas where ATVs can travel was discussed and the hiring of a new Assistant Director General was announced.
Based on the recommendation of the selection committee, composed of four mayors, Gabriel Lance, MRC Director General, and two representatives from the business and social community, the COM hired Bernard Roy as the new MRC Assistant DG. The committee began the process to fill the position after Lance, the former Assistant DG, took on the DG role in January 2016 after Remi Bertrand’s departure. 
Warden Raymond Durocher is satisfied with the committee’s decision. "Besides having a very impressive track record in the agricultural, environmental and municipal domains, Mr. Roy comes from a small municipality of the Chaudière Appalaches with 1,100 inhabitants and he was also mayor of Saint-Germain in Kamouraska for eight years. His resumé matches exactly what the MRC was looking for,” he said. Roy holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Laval University and a Sociology Masters from the University of Ottawa. He has over a decade of experience working as a DG for a commercial lamb operation and for the Quebec Association in the fight against air pollution (AQLPA). Roy was officially appointed May 24.
The COM also made a resolution to form a committee in charge of managing the file regarding opening the PPJ to ATVs (see page 7). This committee, composed of
Terry Murdock (Thorne), Bill Stewart (Campbell’s Bay), Doris Ranger (Sheenboro), Carl Mayer (Alleyn-et-Cawood), and Gaetan Graveline (Councillor of Fort Coulonge), will form a link between the MRC and the Ministry of Transport (MTQ) in order to develop a route that satisfies everyone. 
Durocher said he supports the initiative only if using the shoulders of the PPJ is possible and if the work to enlarge the shoulders, where needed, is realizable. In terms of using the secondary (back roads) network, the ball is currently in the hands of the MTQ, hence the need for the committee to advance the file.