Warden & Council

Jane Toller, Warden

The MRC Pontiac is governed by a Council of the mayors of the 18 local municipalities. The Council (which convenes eleven times per year) is chaired by a warden who is elected every four years.

The MRC Pontiac’s current Warden is Jane Toller, who was first elected to the position in 2017 and then re-elected in 2021.  Toller is also a local business person and former President of Tourism Pontiac.

Toller served for several years as a Toronto school trustee and city councillor before moving to the MRC Pontiac where her great-great grandfather, George Bryson, served as Warden of the Pontiac from 1862 to 1863.

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Jane Toller, Warden

Council of Mayors

Christine Francouer Fort Coulonge

Christine Francoeur

Ed Walsh, Clarendon

Edward Walsh

Raymond Pilon Campbell's Bay

Raymond Pilon

Campbell’s Bay
maire@campbellsbay.ca

Committees

Not only do mayors represent their communities at all Council meetings, but they also sit on important committees alongside citizens and employees of the MRC to help make informed decisions for our region. 

Mandate:

Establish a procedure to deal with questions concerning non-unionized employees (CM 2017-03-09).

Members:

Jane Toller (Prefect), Terry Lafleur, Colleen Larivière, Sandra Armstrong, and Karen Daly-Kelly.

Mandate:

Coordinating table of the various regional public safety stakeholders, bringing together, among others, fire departments, pre-hospital emergency services, police services and other stakeholders to optimize the coordination of resources devoted to public and road user safety. The committee meets at least twice a year.

Members:

 

Mandate:

The mandate of the Fire Safety Committee is to ensure that the actions provided for in the Fire Safety Cover Plan will be carried out by the Fire Safety Services and the participating municipalities according to the planned schedule. The committee meets every 2 months.

Members:

 

Mandate:

The purpose of the CSP is to involve elected municipal officials in maintaining a safe living environment. It ensures a follow-up on the police services offered by the Sûreté in the MRC or the equivalent territory while creating a privileged communication link between the Sûreté and the clientele it serves (Description taken from the SQ website).

Members:

Sandra Armstrong, Alain Gagnon, Donald Gagnon, Edward Walsh, Odette Godin, Doug Rousselle, Karen Daly-Kelly, and two representatives of the Sûreté du Québec.

Mandate:

Its mandate is to study, at the request of the council of the MRC or the community or on its own initiative, any question relating to the development of the agricultural territory, the practice of agricultural activities and the environmental aspects related to the development of this territory and the practice of these activities.

Members:

Brent Orr, Bob Griffin, Rita Payne, David Gillespie, and Pierre-Alain Jones.

Mandate:

Ensures the implementation of the PDZA and closely monitors the recommended actions such as the organization of services in agriculture, assistance in the establishment of the next generation of farmers and support for the development of new sectors.

Members:

 

Mandate:

It applies the politique d’investissement commune (Common Investment Policy) with due regard to sound portfolio management. It ensures that the promoter has the internal and external resources to support and advise him.

Members:

Jane Toller (Warden), Sandra Armstrong, Émile Vallée, Connie Gutoskie, Stéphane Labine, Robert Soulard, Nicole Thompson, Guillaume Boudreau and Karim El Kerch.

Mandate:

The committee’s mandate is to analyze the projects submitted under the program of structuring projects (projets structurants) to improve living environments.

Members:

Mandate:

The committee has an advisory role with respect to the following matters: Planning the development and use of intra-municipal public lands identified in Schedule 1 of the land management agreement; planning the development of the territory and analyzing the conformity of proposed development projects; and the use of the Fonds de mise en valeur des terres publiques intramunicipales (Intra-municipal Public Land Development Fund.)

Members:

Terry Lafleur, Doris Ranger, Jane Toller (Warden), Martin Boucher, Rhonda Perry, Pierre Rolin, Paula Armstrong.

Mandate:

The committee’s objective is to support the development of a forest resource industry in the RCM’s territory, particularly through the revitalization of the forestry sector. In addition, it allows the RCM to obtain a better understanding and a fairly accurate picture of the situation prevailing among organizations, entrepreneurs and processing plants in the forestry sector. (C.M. 2019-01-23)

Members:

Jane Toller (Warden), Colleen Larivière, Maurice Beauregard, Sandra Armstrong, Odette Godin, Christine Francoeur, Jason Durand (MRC Territory Director) and six citizen members.

Mandate:

Its mandate is to study the issue of a PPJ multi-use trail. (C.M. 2019-04-24)

Members:

Corey Spence, Bill McCleary, Donald Gagnon, Odette Godin, Christine Francoeur, and Sandra Armstrong.

Mandate:

The objective is to give a voice to youth and to work on priorities to make the Pontiac a more dynamic region for youth.

Members:

Jane Toller (Warden) and citizen members.

Mandate:

The mandate of this committee includes the evaluation of the feasibility of a national park project at the Lafontaine Islands, the creation of a strategy for the development of a national park at the Lafontaine Islands if the results of the feasibility assessment are positive and collaboration with stakeholders and community members. (C.M. 2019-11-23)

Members:

 

Mandate:

Meets 4 times a year to discuss tourism in the Pontiac, future marketing strategies and Pontiac tourism businesses and services.

Members:

Donald Gagnon, Bill McCleary, Lynn Cameron, Danelle Bourque (MRC Tourism), Robin Judd, Dennis Blaedow, and Adam Thompson.

Mandate:

The Advisory Committee is responsible for attending the public consultation meetings and participating in the development work of the Strategic Vision Statement, of the Strategic Development Vision 2030, and of the revision of the Land Use and Development Plan 2040.

Members:

Brent Orr, Ed Walsh, Colleen Larivière, Jean-Louis Corriveau, Christine Francoeur, Sandra Armstrong, Doris Ranger, Donald Gagnon, Terry Lafleur, and Jane Toller (Warden).

Mandate:

This committee has the mandate to establish calls for projects, review submissions and make recommendations on the procurement of the MRC Pontiac.

Members:

Lynn Cameron, Alain Gagnon, a representative of the cultural community, a representative of the artist community, and a representative of the general population.

Mandate:

The purpose of this group is to allow concerted action by various key players working together to prevent spring flooding. This is not a standing committee, but a task force that meets on an ad hoc basis as needed. As provided in the resolution establishing the group, various individuals with subject matter expertise may be invited to participate.

Members:

Jane Toller (Warden), Doug Rousselle, Odette Godin, Christine Francoeur, Sandra Armstrong, Robert Pilon, Corey Spence, Alain Gagnon, André Fortin (MLA for Pontiac), Sophie Chatel (MP for Pontiac), André Boisvert, Dan Poole.

 

Participating external resources and their representatives:

Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board (Manon Lalonde, Michael Sarich), Western Ottawa River Project Office| Direction de la protection du territoire face aux inondations (Eric Leduc, MAMH), Ministère de la Sécurité publique du Québec (Denis Bélanger), Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques du Québec (Martin Ferland), Hydro-Québec (Alain Paquette), Ontario Power Generation (Jordan Hughes, Kurt Kornelsen).

Mandate:

This committee shall be, in concertation with stakeholders, to find solutions to the labor shortage in the department, training issues and the need to catch up on the backlog.

Members:

Jane Toller (Warden), Kim Lesage (DG, MRC Pontiac), Colleen Larivière, Terry Lafleur, Doris Ranger, Carl Mayer, Corey Spence, Alain Gagnon.

Mandate:

This committee meets a few times a year, as needed, to discuss issues related to the Ottawa River Waterway and to make recommendations regarding its operation, infrastructure, contracts and promotion.

Members:

Jane Toller (Warden), Alain Gagnon, Donald Gagnon, Doug Rousselle, Kim Lesage (MRC DG/Engineering), Danelle Bourque (MRC Tourism).

Policies

Policies play a pivotal role helping the administration manage the government of the MRC Pontiac.  

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