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2019-05-02 14:00 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Emergency response and emergency responders, Floods, Statements by Members

Crues, Déclarations de députés,

Mr. Speaker, people across the country are dealing with the impact of climate change. As we know, thousands of people have been hit hard by the flooding in Quebec. For the past two weeks, the riding of Laurentides—Labelles has also been dealing with floods.

We absolutely have to address the issue of cellular communication in rural areas such as Amherst, which had to declare a state of emergency along with other municipalities. Just imagine the flood victims who were isolated, the emergency services that tried to reach them and the worried families, and let us quickly take action before an even more serious crisis occurs.

I also want to tell the people and thousands of volunteers in Montcalm, Piedmont, Ferme-Neuve, Kiamika, Lac-Saguay, Rivière-Rouge, Huberdeau, Val-David, Nominingue and every one of the 43 municipalities in my riding, which have practically all been affected, that the way they have come together and the strength of our communities is remarkable. They deserve our respect, gratitude and support.

Monsieur le Président, partout au pays, les citoyens sont aux prises avec les conséquences des dérèglements climatiques. Au Québec, on le sait, les inondations ont causé des milliers de drames humains. Laurentides—Labelle n'y a pas échappé depuis deux semaines.

Nous devons impérativement régler la question de l'accès aux communications cellulaires dans les régions rurales, comme c'est le cas à Amherst, qui a dû, comme beaucoup d'autres municipalités, déclarer l'état d'urgence. Songeons aux sinistrés qui étaient isolés, aux services d'urgence qui essayaient de les joindre et aux familles inquiètes et agissons rapidement avant que ne survienne un drame encore plus grand.

Je souhaite aussi dire aux citoyens et aux milliers de bénévoles de Montcalm, de Piedmont, de Ferme-Neuve, de Kiamika, de Lac-Saguay, de Rivière-Rouge, d'Huberdeau, de Val-David, de Nominingue et de chacune des 43 municipalités de ma circonscription, qui sont pratiquement toutes affectées, qu'elles font preuve d'une entraide exceptionnelle et démontrent la force de nos communautés. Elles méritent tout notre respect, toute notre gratitude et tout notre appui.

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