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Abattoir co-op application submitted

The nine producers who last winter collaborated with MRC Pontiac to save the region’s only abattoir when its assets were listed for sale are one step closer to forming the co-operative that will govern the slaughterhouse once it is back up and running.
At Wednesday’s Council of Mayors meeting it was announced the group had officially submitted their application to become a solidarity co-op – a model that offers different types of memberships for different types of participants, including producers, employees and support members.
“The co-op thought it was important to have the workers be part of that structure,” said Shanna Armstrong, the MRC’s economic development director for agriculture.
“They really want it to be community oriented and really focus on . . .

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