Chief and Council to Hand Over Decision-Making Authority to the People
June 20, 2018 (Listuguj, Quebec) – The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government Chief and Council, at a duly convened council meeting, have indicated their interest via resolution that they will hand off their decision-making authority to the people in regards to the current potential investment with Sun Pharm Investments Ltd (SPIL), formerly International Herbs Medical Marijuana (IHMM).
The decision to convert the term debt loan into shares with SPIL is of paramount importance and therefore Chief and Council will be hosting a public meeting and vote to make this decision final. The meeting will be on June 26, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Listuguj Community Development Centre (Bingo Hall), where a final presentation will take place with a vote to follow.
The LMG is encouraging band members over the age of 18 to come to this meeting as this is a very important decision to be made.
The LMG Economic Development Unit will coordinate the event and present all relevant information in regards to this file for the public. There will also be various representatives in attendance to answer any additional questions.
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FOR COMMUNITY RELEASE
Listuguj Embraces New Banking Ventures
June 18, 2018, Listuguj Quebec – As an active approach to open doors for greater Economic Development in the community, the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government (LMG) has decided to transfer banking institutions from Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) to the Bank of Montreal (BMO). With the process comes, not only transferring bank accounts; but also, currently mortgages, loans and lines of credit.
Throughout the years, LMG has incurred debt to provide housing to our community members. To date, our total long-term debt is just over $12.7 million, including mortgages and lines of credit. LMG is currently in the practice of honouring the Financial By-Law, which states under section 62 b) of the by-law, there is a requirement that reasonable notice be given to members of the community for any loan exceeding $500,000.00 and said notice has to be published in a local media followed by the community.
This bulletin is to notify the community that LMG is authorized to enter into an upcoming financial agreement with the Bank of Montreal in the amount of 13 million dollars for the purpose of transferring existing loans at maturity to Bank of Montreal. LMG will be moving its current debt of $12.7 million from RBC to BMO as each mortgage matures.
For further Information :
Office of Chief and Council
The Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec will be in the community on Wednesday, June 6th, to host a community meeting at the Elders Lodge from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
They need our input to create an inquiry for Listuguj. Come take part in this important meeting on June 6th!
Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government to Assist with Flood Restoration
The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government would like to notify community members that the flooding risk is lowered and the LMG will be taking the necessary steps to ensure that all the community members’ homes that flooded on April 27, 2018 through May 4, 2018 will be restored to their pre-flood conditions. If you have flooded during this time and have not notified the LMG, we encourage you do to so as soon as you can so that you can be assisted accordingly.
This means the LMG will be visiting the homes, assessing the damage and choosing the best course of action to ensure that all community members impacted by the recent flooding will have their homes returned to the state that they were prior to any water damage.
The homes that are known to flood more often than this specific incident will be dealt with in a case by case basis to help prevent any future damage to the home.
In the meantime, the LMG is working on a project with Indian Services Canada (ISC), Ministère des Transports Québec (MTQ) and Pointe-à-la-Croix to come to a solution for Caplin Road and other flood-prone areas.
There will be a designated individual who will be going house to house to help assess the home and assist in filling out any paperwork. This type of paperwork may be personal insurance, insurance through the LMG or the claim form with ISC.
The LMG, Chief and Council and Emergency Preparedness Team will be meeting directly with ISC officials to work out the details on how to best support our community members affected by this unique situation.
There will be companies dispatched to visit the homes as soon as possible to help with the remediation for mold and other harmful outcomes of the recent flood.
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The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government has been working diligently to assist community members with flooded homes since Saturday, April 28th, 2018. Over 40 homes in Listuguj were affected. We were able to purchase 26 pumps with the help from community members who traveled to get them. We would like to thank the Listuguj Fire Department, Rangers and Public Works for working around the clock to manage the pumps at the Mi’gmaq Star and Beaulieu Turn and to bring pumps to homes.
The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government will be taking the following action in the next few days. If you require immediate assistance with flooding, please contact the emergency centre at 418-788-2222.
After Mass Assessment (Damage):
- A preliminary assessment will be done with all the houses that were affected by stating the Damage with Pictures if possible, also identifying the vulnerable houses that required to keep the pump in case of more flooding.
- Detailed estimate for house repairs.
- Determining where to proceed next with other forms of prevention. (mold, mildew etc.)
- Monitor Water level and drainage channels.
- Monitor Pump Performance.
- Purchase additional equipment to ensure that we are more adequately prepared in the future.
- Case Report to include the crisis causes and future action to mitigate the risk of flooding in the future.
Preparations for potential risks:
- Pump Collection and Inventory. If homes require pumps at any time the LMG can assist in a more timely manner.
- Make sure a shelter is ready for anyone who would may need to be displaced.