Open Letter to Mme Girard of CLD

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I recently had a visit from a representative from Éditions Média Plus (EMP) attempting to sell me some advertising for a local calendar. I was kind of interested until the person told me she was from Montreal and that the printing was also done in Montreal!

I recently had a visit from a representative from Éditions Média Plus (EMP) attempting to sell me some advertising for a local calendar. I was kind of interested until the person told me she was from Montreal and that the printing was also done in Montreal!
Why? Don’t we have a printing facility in the Pontiac? Don’t we have able people here that are available to visit the              businesses to sell ads? What is it that is so much better in Montreal? I don’t have any customers from Montreal.
You are basically sending thousands of business dollars out of the Pontiac. Does CLD not mean Centre for Local Development? Then why send the work to Montreal?
This issue reminds me of an occurrence early this summer when I was waiting to get on the Highway 148 in Luskville and a big truck with turf drove by me towards the East. I told my friend Pierre: “When I get rich, I too will send my grass to be cut in Montreal. But until then, the job is going to be done locally.”
You know, Mme. Girard, sometimes I wonder if any of you live in the Pontiac.
François Rollin
FORT-COULONGE – Shoemaker

Publisher’s reply: Thank you, Mr Rollin, for notifying the business community of this effort by this Montreal company. They should know that here we already have the means to reach every home, farm, and business in the Pontiac—the Pontiac Journal! In every readers’ survey, the Journal ranks the best-read media in all our towns, Shawville to Luskville to Fort Coulonge to Chapeau. And we agree with you, the CLD could be much more effective if it worked with who and what we have already here in our    business community.  – FR