Elected officials of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, the MRC d'Argenteuil, the MRC de Papineau met for the 7th annual Friendship Meeting on August 31 in Lefaivre.

Representatives of Ontario and Quebec hold 7th annual “Friendship Meeting”

Faithful to their friendship agreement signed on August 30, 2012, elected officials of the MRC d’Argenteuil, the MRC de Papineau, and the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) held their 7th annual friendship meeting last night on the Presqu’ile, in Lefaivre.

Since 2011, these three municipal regions have met on an annual basis in order to maintain and strengthen their partnership, notably for purposes of recreational tourism, culture, heritage and environmental protection.

Welcoming the presence of his neighboring counterparts as well as numerous property owners living on the Presqu’ile, UCPR Warden Gary J. Barton presented baskets of local products to MRC d’Argenteuil Prefect Scott Pearce, MRC de Papineau Prefect Paulette Lalande, and the group of property owners.

In addition to allowing the elected representatives of these three regions to meet annually to share their endeavours over the past year, the Friendship Agreement has also allowed for the initiation of several major joint projects, including the Cycl-O-Route cycling path along the Ottawa River—a 200-kilometre circuit crisscrossing the three neighboring territories. The elected officials also benefit from their strong partnership to work together on sustainable development, conservation, and environmental protection, mainly in regard to the Ottawa River, which connects the three territories.


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