Slaughterhouse answers

More than 100 people filled the Shawville R.A. Hall for a question-and-answer session on Shawville’s proposed new abattoir. From left: UPA representative Philippe Lamontagne, abattoir owners Sofiane El Ketroussi, Alain Lauzon and Ibrahim Daigne.
MRC Pontiac Warden Jane Toller addresses the crowd before a question and answer period about Shawville’s proposed abattoir gets underway. “I believe, overall, that the abattoir is something that is needed and wanted by our farmers,” she said.

Chris Lowrey
SHAWVILLE April 30, 2018
Local politicians, farmers, citizens, and representatives from Shawville’s proposed abattoir filled the Shawville R.A. Hall on April 30 to get some answers on the town’s newest business.
The event kicked off with a quick address from both Shawville Mayor Sandra Murray as well as MRC Warden Jane Toller.
The abattoir was represented by Sofiane El Ketroussi, Ibrahim Daigne and Alain Lauzon.
Those in attendance were given a question-and-answer sheet that provided answers to the most common questions from the last information session on March 27.
The event was moderated by Ministry of Science, the Economy and Innovation representative Jeffrey MacHan.
The first question addressed by the panel was about the zoning for the abattoir’s land. Residents were told that the land is zoned for light manufacturing use. The plans for the abattoir are in compliance with the requirements of both the municipality as well as the province.
Another major topic of discussion was the environmental impact of the slaughterhouse.


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