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According to the law, the MRC of La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau, like all other MRCs, has responsibilities in the fields of mandatory powers delegated by the Quebec government. A regional county municipality has the following mandate :


  • Manage the land, on its territory, by the establishment of a development plan and review it after five (5) years;
  • Ensure the implementation of the development plan;
  • Manage and develop urban regulations in unorganized territories;
  • Monitor the water flow conditions on its territory, mainly those built for agricultural drainage;
  • Prepare the local municipal assessment rolls;
  • Establish a waste management plan, a risk coverage plan (for fires) and a risk coverage plan in civil security (police and municipalities);
  • Sell immovable property for non-payment of property taxes;
  • Designate an economic development center or assume responsibility to support regional businesses;
  • Ensure funding of regional economic development projects.

Furthermore, in accordance with the wishes of the Council of Mayors, it exerts optional powers and offers various services to their cities and municipalities :

Optional Powers

  • Funding for renovations;
  • Culture, Arts and Heritage;
  • Development and management of forest areas;
  • Geomatics;
  • Agricultural zone development plan;
  • Waste Management Plan;
  • National Rural Policy;
  • Civil and Public Safety;
  • Recreational Trails;
  • Telecommunications;
  • Transportation and paratransit (Transport adapté et colletif (TACL).

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