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The Spring. For a number of days now much has been said about moneterizing the water of the spring. I am on record in the Low Down and I made my position clear on this matter My first reflex is to leave the spring to its current vocation which is free access to this gift from nature. There are, for now, no precise projects on the sale of the water. If concrete proposals were to surface I will inform you.

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Mathieu Ravignat -press release

Mathieu Ravignat

NDP’s deputy Critic for agriculture, Ruth Ellen Brosseau, will attend the opening of the Shawville Fair with local MP Mathieu Ravignat.

Pontiac -  Pontiac MP Mathieu Ravignat will be joined this year by the deputy critic of the NDP in agriculture, Ruth Ellen Brosseau, at the opening of the Shawville Fair, this Thursday, August 28.

“The Shawville Fair is a major regional event, a chance to reconnect with our rural heritage, and an event of great economic and cultural importance to the whole region. It is also an opportunity to discuss with farmers the Canadian food strategy proposed by the NDP which promotes sustainable farming communities and local agriculture, “suggested Mathieu Ravignat.

Motion M-496: ”Support our milk producers and cheese” presented by Ruth Ellen Brosseau, and passed...

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Mathieu Ravignat -press release

Mathieu Ravignat

“The conservative deform of employment insurance is having negative impacts”

Pontiac – The deform of  employment insurance orchestrated by the Conservative government has wreaked havoc in the riding of Pontiac and the negative effects are being widely felt, said the MP for Pontiac, Mathieu Ravignat.

“This summer, we see the practical consequences of the supposed reform of employment insurance. Many workers do not have access to benefits, and the impact is painful for them and their families. This is particularly difficult for seasonal workers in the MRC and MRC Vallée-de-la-Gatineau. ”

But workers are not the only ones who are affected by the reform. Many business owners and farms are struggling to keep their seasonal employees.

New data released by Statistics Canada showed that while th...

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Mathieu Ravignat -press release

Mathieu Ravignat

Mathieu Ravignat joins the campaign to fight climate change

The member for Pontiac undertook a tour this week to raise public awareness on issues related to climate change, and on the introduction of a new Accountability Act on Climate Change Bill.

Pontiac – The New Democratic Party recently introduced the Climate Change Accountability Act, an updated version of Jack Layton’s bill.

The bill will require the government to establish a plan to avoid catastrophic climate change and meet the science-based targets to reduce greenhouse gases to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050.

“The fight against climate change is not an option, but a necessity. If we want to leave our children a greener and more prosperous country then it is imperative that we act, ” said Ravignat.

He recalled that the riding of ...

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Mathieu Ravignat- MP/press release

Mathieu Ravignat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 28, 2014

 MATHIEU RAVIGNAT DECRIES CLOSURE OF CANADA POST OUTLET IN WALTHAM

GATINEAU — New Democrat MP Mathieu Ravignat (Pontiac) is speaking out against the closing of the Canada Post outlet located in Waltham, as citizens’ access to services will be greatly affected by this decision. “Year after year, the people of Waltham have watched the Conservative government make decisions that seriously reduce services offered to them,” explained Ravignat. “We’re talking about two office closures in just a few years. Their situation is untenable.”

 Last winter, Canada Post’s board of directors announced a restructuring plan aimed not only at significantly reducing opening hours, but also increasing by 59% the cost of stamps...

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Fairbairn house

Fairbairn House Heritage Centre Mission

The Fairbairn House Heritage Centre is a heritage centre that focusses on protecting and publicizing the history and heritage of Quebec’s lower Gatineau River Valley. Located in the 160-year-old Fairbairn farmhouse in Wakefield, La Pêche, the Centre, features exhibits, audio-visual displays, a public archives, school programmes, special events and community involvement. It is the only centre between Gatineau and Maniwaki where residents and visitors alike can learn about, explore and experience the history of the Gatineau Valley area. www.fairbairn.ca

Fairbairn

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Mathieu Ravignat- MP/press release

Mathieu Ravignat

National Recreational Trails Program

What is it?

The Government of Canada is partnering with the National Trails Coalition (NTC) and providing $10 million to expand and improve multi-purpose trails for walking, running, cross-country skiing, biking, all-terrain vehicle use and snowmobiling throughout Canada.

This funding was announced in Budget 2014 and is in addition to the $53 billion New Building Canada Plan. It is also in addition to the $25 million in matching funds that are available for charitable contributions received by the Trans Canada Trail Foundation to connect all sections of the Trans Canada Trail system by 2017.

Why is it important?

Canada has a vast network of recreational trails that allow Canadians to experience the outdoors and appreciate this country’s natural beauty...

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