Spring flooding: Quebec is holding public consultations on Monday

News 9 July, 2017

    QMI agency

    Sunday, 9 July 2017 14:27

    Sunday, 9 July 2017 14:27

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    The Quebec government will hold public consultations, Monday, in the regions that have been affected by the floods in the spring.

    The objective of the exercise is to know the opinion of individuals and organizations regarding the government’s proposal to establish a zone of special intervention on the territory of certain municipalities affected by the floods of last spring.

    The proposal also provides for the establishment of rules of urban planning for these areas.

    Most of the consultation sessions will be held in the early evening.

    In Montreal, the meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Pointe-Claire, 19 h. Laval, where the floods have also caused significant damage, the assembly will be held at the Château Royal on the boulevard of Memory.

    The floods have affected 5300 homes in the 278 municipalities in Quebec in the months of April and may. Between 500 and 800 of them have been destroyed or rendered uninhabitable.

    More than 4,000 Quebecers were evacuated during the events.

    In Montreal, the sectors most severely affected have been the boroughs of Pierrefonds-Roxboro Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and Senneville, and two municipalities of the urban agglomeration of Montréal.