As part of a vitalization agreement for the year 2021-2022, the sum of $ 238,172 has been granted to the Haut-Saint-Laurent regional county municipality (RCM).
The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Mrs. Andrée Laforest, and the MP for Huntingdon, Mrs. Claire Isabelle. Note that this photo was taken in 2019.
The mobilization of elected officials and municipal administrations is encouraged by the vitalization agreements. The aim is to give new life to their territory. Also, these agreements allow the RCMs to act positively by improving services or equipment for the population. In addition, economic, social, cultural or tourist development projects corresponding to the priorities determined by local stakeholders will be supported to improve the living environment.
Across Quebec, a sum of $ 25 million per year is devoted to vitalization agreements, until 2024-2025.
“This partnership will promote collaboration between our government and our municipal stakeholders. This is further proof that we respect our regions and that we are listening to them. It is through collaboration that we can be even more coherent and effective in order to make our territories more alive and thus respond to local needs. I am delighted, because the sums awarded will contribute to improve the quality of life of the citizens of our riding”, said Claire IsaBelle, Member of Parliament for Huntingdon and President of the Committee on Labour and the Economy.
It should be noted that the agreements, extending until 2025, are part of the Support for vitalization and intermunicipal cooperation component of the Regions and Rurality Fund (FRR). They are aimed at RCMs where the challenges of vitalization are greater.