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MRC buys abattoir assets

Soon-to-be cooperative of local producers to buy some assets from MRC down the road

by Sophie Kuijper Dickson
Pontiac
May 15, 2024
Pontiac’s only provincially licensed abattoir will live to see another day thanks to the efforts of a small group of local farmers and the MRC Pontiac.
On Wednesday the MRC announced its bid to purchase the assets of the slaughterhouse, placed in March, had been successful.
The Abattoir les Viandes du Pontiac, which first opened in 2018, listed its assets for sale after the business filed for bankruptcy protection in February of this year.
In March the Council of Mayors passed a resolution enabling the MRC to use funding it had received from the province to develop a local food transformation facility, under the name AgriSaveur, to instead support a bid to purchase the assets of the abattoir, which the MRC says still falls in line with the larger vision for the AgriSaveur project.
“The decision was made on the . . .

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