The Pontiac regional county municipality is located in the western Outaouais region along the Ottawa River, which forms a natural border with Ontario.
It has a proud, united, tight-knit community of 14,000 residents who live in 18 municipalities that largely are connected by Québec Highways 148, 301 and 303.
They share 14,000 km2— a vast, abundant area. Rich in fertile land, built heritage, and cultural diversity, and with its tremendous potential, this mainly bilingual region is determined to build and embody a proactive culture of development.
Such a culture looks straight ahead to the future, while preserving and promoting its unique natural and cultural heritage.
County Regional Municipalities (MRC) were established in 1979 under the Land Use Planning and Development Act (LAU) to deal primarily with land use. They replaced the former County Corporations whose origin dated back to the creation of the first municipal insitutions in Quebec in 1855. Unlike County Corporations, MRCs include both the municipalities governed by Quebec’s Cities and Towns Act and those governed by the Municipal Code.
The MRC Pontiac has jurisdiction in several key areas.
The MRC is also a signatory to various specific agreements with certain departments of the Quebec Government, for example:
The MRC also has access to investment funds for private companies and social economy entreprises, such as the Local Investment Fund (FLI) from the Ministère Économie, Innovation et Exportation Québec (MEIE) and the FTQ’s Local Solidarity Fund (FLS).
These agreements are for local development.
The MRC Pontiac is made up of 18 individual municipalities and one unorganized territory. Explore our region by checking out each Municipality’s website below.
Spread across an impressive expanse of 9,851 square kilometers (that’s a whopping 3,803 square miles), this destination is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, particularly for fishing and hunting, and those looking to see the Milky Way with no light pollution!
602, Route 301 Nord • Campbell’s Bay • Québec • J0X 1K0
Téléphone: (819) 648-5689 • Fax: 819-648-5810
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