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12 March 2018

Many supporters present at André Fortin’s nomination in the Pontiac riding

Aujourd'hui, les gens de Pontiac m'ont à nouveau choisi pour les représenter à titre de candidat du Parti libéral du…

Posted by André Fortin, député de Pontiac, MNA for Pontiac on Saturday, March 10, 2018

En route for the 2018 general election

Quyon, March 10, 2018. — Surrounded by more than two hundred supporters André Fortin was nominated as the official candidate for the Quebec Liberal Party (QLP) in the riding of Pontiac for the 2018 election.

Representing the residents of Aylmer and Pontiac in a socially progressive, fiscally responsible, strongly federalist and citizen-centric government makes me very proud. I grew up in the region, and I chose to raise my children here. Contributing to the growth of the region and giving voice to the aspirations of its citizens is what motivates my daily work. I’d like to thank my supporters as well as all of the elected municipal officials and civil society partners with whom I work on a regular basis who have today expressed their clear support for my re-election.

– André FortinMember for Pontiac, Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification and Official Candidate for the 2018 General Election.

In recent years, the Liberal government has worked to improve the quality of life of the citizens of Aylmer and Pontiac by supporting many important projects in the community, including:


  • Renovation of the endoscopy unit at the Pontiac Hospital Center to improve the quality and safety of diagnostic services;
  • Refurbishment of the Félix-Gabriel-Marchand heritage bridge;
  • Construction of a multi-species abattoir by Abattoir les viandes du Pontiac including a vacuum cutting and packing plant;


  • Creation of a task force to promote the economic development of the MRC Pontiac, in the Outaouais region;
  • Creation of a hemodialysis satellite unit at the Pontiac Hospital Center by the Outaouais Integrated Health and Social Services Center;
  • Restoration of the masonry of the Saint-Alphonse-de-Liguori Heritage Church in L’Isle-aux-Allumettes;
  • Reconstruction of Highway 148 at Breckenridge;
  • Increased support for Heritage Hill’s Campbell’s Bay training site and official recognition of the training site as a “Centre d’études collégiales”;


  • Completion of an investment project by the Coop de solidarité Houblon Pontiac;
  • Restoration work at Christ Church churches in Gatineau, Saint-Alphonse-de-Liguori at L’Isle-aux-Allumettes and Saint-Paul at Shawville;
  • Purchase and renovation of a new building for the Aylmer Food Center;
  • Installation of artificial turf football field at Grande-Rivière High School;
  • Construction of one elementary school and two secondary schools in the western sector of Gatineau by the Portage-de-l’Outaouais School Board;


  • Restoration of two religious buildings: the rectory of St. Paul’s Church and Christ Church Church;
  • Improvements, replacements or reconstructions of bridges and culverts on Pontiac County multi-use roads;
  • Restoration of George-Bryson House in the Municipality of Mansfield-et-Pontefract;
  • Numerous innovative projects by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the region;
  • Expansion of the Vallee-des-Voyageurs School in Luskville;


  • Increased support for drinking water treatment in Campbell’s Bay;
  • The construction of a 28-class primary school in the Aylmer sector of Gatineau.

Together, we have taken many significant steps to improve the quality of life for the people of Aylmer and Pontiac. Let’s continue building on the work of the past four years by keeping Pontiac’s economic development as a top priority, building a modern and efficient transportation system for the residents of Aylmer and improving access to health services for all.

– André FortinMember for Pontiac, Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification and Official Candidate for the 2018 General Election.