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:

Terry Lafleur (Chair), Jane Toller, Colleen Larivière, Sandra Armstrong, Karen Daly-Kelly, Christine Francoeur, Corey Spence and Odette Godin.

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:

Details to come.

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:

Alain Gagnon, Jane Toller, Bill McCleary, Edward Walsh, Éric Rochon, Glynn Fleury, Isabelle Cardinal, Karen Daly-Kelly, Larry Perry, Lee Laframboise, Kevin Kluke, Sandra Armstrong, Denis Chaussé, Sarah Bertrand, Kim Lesage, Richard Pleau and Julien Gagnon.

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:

Alain Gagnon (Chair), Sandra Armstrong, Donald Gagnon, Edward Walsh, Odette Godin, Raymond Pilon, 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, Terry Lafleur, Bob Griffin, Rita Payne, David Gillespie, Pierre-Alain Jones and Land Use Planning Department of the MRC.

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:

Brent Orr, Edward Walsh, Christine Rieux MAPAQ, Luc Poirier MAPAQ, Aurélie Boyer (Table Agroalimentaire de l’Outaouais), Amy Taylor (SADC), David Gillespie (producer and CA UPA), Ursina Studhalter (producer), Marc Hudon (producer), David Ingalls (producer) et
Patrick La Rochelle (producer).

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:

Émile Vallée (Chair), Jane Toller,  Connie Gutoskie, Stéphane Labine, Robert Soulard, Nicole Thompson et 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:

Christine Francoeur, Doris Ranger, Karim El Kerch (OBNL representative), Nikki Buechler (citizen representative), Stéphane Labine (regional organization representative).

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, Martin Boucher, Rhonda Perry, Pierre Rolin, Debra Powell.

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, Colleen Larivière, Odette Godin, Sandra Armstrong, Jason Durand (MRC Director of Territory department) and six citizen representatives.

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 and citizen representatives.

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:

Jane Toller, Jean-Louis Corriveau, Donald Gagnon, Alain Gagnon, Raymond Pilon, Kim Lesage, Jason Durand and Stéphanie Hebert.

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 and Stéphanie Hébert (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.

Mandate:

This committee has the mandate to establish calls for projects, review submissions and make recommendations on the procurement of the MRC Pontiac, and to consider the requirements of the cultural development agreement, as well as the Creative Development Fund.

Members:

Lynn Cameron, Alain Gagnon, la personne conseillère responsable de l’EDC à la Direction régionale de l’Outaouais, au moins un représentant de la MRC de Pontiac, ainsi qu’un membre pour chacune des organisations suivantes: Société historique du Pontiac, Association des Artistes du Pontiac, Les acteurs communautaires de Pontiac, Les Maisons des Jeunes, Phare Ouest, Maison culturelle George Bryson, ainsi qu’une personne ressource, sur une base ponctuelle, dans la mesure où tous les membres du comité y consentent. Cette participation ne modifie en rien la composition du comité.

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, Lucie Rivet Paquette, Odette Godin, Christine Francoeur, Sandra Armstrong, Raymond Pilon, Corey Spence, Alain Gagnon, André Fortin (MNA for Pontiac), Sophie Chatel (MP for Pontiac), André Boisvert, Dan Poole.

 

External resources and their representative: 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 (Marie-Lou St-Onge).

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, Alain Gagnon, Donald Gagnon, Lucie Rivet Paquette, Kim Lesage (MRC/DG), Danelle Bourque et Stéphanie Hébert (MRC Pontiac).

Mandate:

MRC committee tasked with the mandate of working towards the establishment of a federal hub in the Pontiac for federal employees.

Members:

Doris Ranger, Christine Francoeur, Odette Godin and Jean Ouellet.

It was resolved that the Council of Mayors invite the MP for Pontiac, Ms. Sophie Chatel, to be part of this committee.

Mandate:

Mandate is to examine the strategic planning of the development of renewable energy in the Pontiac territory, as well as to receive any request addressed to the MRC Pontiac, to analyze it and to present recommendations to the Council of Mayors.

Members:

Members (with vote): Colleen Larivière, Christine Francoeur, Alain Gagnon, Bill McCleary and Odette Godin.

 

Members non-voting: Direction générale de la SADC, Conseiller en développement économique de la direction territoriale des Laurentides, de l’Outaouais et de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue du Ministère de l’Économie, de l’Innovation et de l’Énergie du Québec, Direction du service de développement économique de la MRC, Direction du service de développement du territoire de la MRC; Coordonnateur à l’environnement de la MRC Pontiac.

Mandate:

Committee whose mandate is to define the vitalization framework and recommend its adoption to the Regional Council of the MRC Pontiac, validate and recommend to Council the initiatives, projects or interventions that should benefit from the financial support provided for in the agreement and ensure the implementation and achievement of the objectives of the agreement, in order to revitalize the community and improve the quality of life of its population in a sustainable manner.

Members:

Jane Toller, Brent Orr, Lynne Cameron, Jean-Louis Corriveau, Donald Gagnon, Raymond Pilon, Christine Francoeur, Terry Lafleur, Carl Mayer, Odette Godin, Lucie Rivet Paquette, la Direction générale et la direction du département de développement économique de la MRC), Sabrina Ayres (MRC), Ken Bernard (citizen), Karim El Kerch (CJEP) and representatives of the ministère des affaires municipales et de l’habitation (MAMH).

Mandate:

Committee responsible for analyzing projects submitted to the FRR4 and submitting recommendations to the Vitalization Committee for approval.

Members:

Christine Francoeur, Doris Ranger, Louise Grenier (citizen representative), Nicole Boucher-Larivière (regional organization representative) Meghan Griffin (OBNL representative) et Adam Thompson (local tourism representative).

Mandate:

Committee tasked with considering various questions concerning energy from waste.

Members:

Jane Toller , Alain Gagnon, Corey Spence, Lynn Cameron, Director of the Economic Development (MRC) and one representative from the Conseil régional de l’environnement et du développement durable de l’Outaouais (CREDDO).

Mandate:

Committee involved in the various issues surrounding the MRC budget, including annual budget preparations and in-year follow-ups.

Members:

Jane Toller, Donald Gagnon, Terry Lafleur, Corey Spence, Christine Francoeur, Doris Ranger, Edward Walsh, Odette Godin and Sandra Armstrong.

Mandate:

Committee responsible for considering various issues relating to residual, recyclable and organic materials. Among other things, this committee will act as a working group for the call for tenders to be issued in the spring of 2024 for the waste management contract.

Members:

Corey Spence, Christine Francoeur, Terry Lafleur, Edward Walsh, Odette Godin, Sandra Armstrong and Bill McCleary.

Policies

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

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