Pub­lic Trans­port gets boost

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

Or­fordMNA and the pres­i­dent of the Com­mis­sion des trans­ports et de l’en­vi­ron­nement, Pierre Reid, an­nounced a grant of $100,000 for the Mem­phrem­a­gog MRC to pur­sue pub­lic trans­port ini­tia­tives.

This grant comes from the Pro­gramme d’aide gou­verne­men­tale a l’ame­lio­ra­tion des ser­vices en trans­port col­lec­tif and is aimed at the de­vel­op­ment of pub­lic trans­port in ru­ral and ur­ban set­tings and to the pro­mo­tion of al­ter­na­tive forms of trans­port to the car.

“The gov­ern­ment sup­ports the MRC Mem­phrem­a­gog in its ef­forts to fur­nish pub­lic trans­port to the pop­u­la­tion. The grant an­nounced to­day rec­og­nizes equally the mo­bil­i­sa­tion of the com­mu­nity and the par­tic­i­pa­tion of nu­mer­ous vol­un­teers to put in place a durable so­lu­tion to the needs ex­pressed by the pop­u­la­tion of Mem­phrem­a­gog,” com­mented Mr. Reid.

Dozen­sof com­mu­nity and in­sti­tu­tional an­glo­phone lead­ers gath­ered Mon­day morn­ing to de­mand sig­nif­i­cant changes

More than three dozen groups, in­clud­ing some re­gional as­so­ci­a­tions that viewed the press con­fer­ence live on­line, sup­ported the brief pre­sented by the Que­bec Com­mu­nity Groups Net­work to the Na­tional Assem­bly’s Com­mit­tee on Health and So­cial Ser­vices on Oc­to­ber 30. More groups, in­clud­ing school boards and com­mu­nity as­so­ci­a­tions, a com­mu­nity state­ment de­cry­ing the pro­posed leg­is­la­tion.

Sup­ported by a pe­ti­tion that has been signed by more than 7000 Que­be­cers at a web­site bill10.com, where the brief is also avail­able. The groups said that Health must take the time to look at all the po­ten­tial side the vi­tal­ity and iden­tity of Que­bec’s English-speak­ing com­mu­nity.

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