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Contacts – Political

Mailing Addresses/phone #’s followed by more email addresses below


NOTE:(courtesy of BC social action / water justice group)

t is important that elected officials are aware of the issues that matter to their constituents. Citizens’ positions on the environment, provincial energy policy, municipal zoning authority, and other issues influence the way our provincial representatives develop, vote on, and support environmental and public policy.


When we strongly object to the positions that our elected representatives take on certain issues, it is our right—perhaps even our responsibility—as citizens to express our views and voice our opposition.


The following 9 tips have been developed to assist you with lobbying decision-makers:


  1. Personalized communications work best. Emails, postcards, and faxes are all viable communication options, but personal letters and phone calls are the most effective and persuasive means of expressing views to elected officials.
  2. Keep it brief. Limit the length of letters to one page and focus only on a single issue. With phone calls, be clear and succinct when speaking with the elected representative’s aide or assistant.
  3. Introduce yourself and the issue. At the outset of your letter or phone call, identify yourself and the issue you are writing or calling about. Individual citizens’ opinions carry more weight than if you associate yourself with an established organization or group. Also, if you are referring to a specific bill, identify it by number (e.g., Bill 30)..
  4. Focus on your main points. Choose the three most salient points to support your position and argue your case clearly. Too much information can reduce the impact of your argument..
  5. Make it personal. Explain in your letter or over the phone precisely why the issue matters to you, how it affects you, your family, and your community. Make connections with politicians clear. Did you vote for him or her previously? Did you contribute to his or her campaign?
  6. Request a written reply. Include your name and address on your letter and envelope, and leave your name and address with the person who takes your phone message. Make your request for a written response explicit..
  7. Stick to the facts. Make sure that you cite correct and accurate information when referring to statistics in support of your case. Inaccurate or embellished statistics can ruin your credibility..
  8. Trust your voice. Be courteous, but take a firm position in your communication. Be confident in your understanding of the issue; you do not need to be an expert in order to express your views to policy makers. It is also possible that the elected official knows less than you about this topic..
  9. Acknowledge positive action. It is important to thank elected officials when they vote in favour of decisions you support and when they vote against issues you oppose. Communicating feedback to elected representatives helps them gauge their decisions and actions in relation to their constituents.



Mayors of the MRC des Collines

  • laPeche Robert Bussiere: 819 456-2161
  • Cantley, Stephen Harris: 819 827-3434
  • Chelsea, Caryl Green: 819 827-1124
  • L’Ange Gardien, Robert Goulet 819-896-7470
  • Notre-dame-de-la-Sallette: Daniel Malette: 829 766-2533
  • Pontiac, Edward J. McCann: 819 455-2411
  • Val-des-Monts, Jean Lafreniere: 819 457-9400


The Honourable Prime Minister Stephen Harper
80 Wellington St.
Ottawa; ON K1A 0N5

The Honourable Chuck Strahl
Minister of Transport; Infrastructure and Communities;
Tower C; 330 Spark St.
Ottawa; ON K1A 0N5

Mathieu Ravignat MP

The Honourable Peter Kent
Minister of Environment
110 Justice Building
House of Commons
Ottawa; ON K1A 0A6

Stéphanie Vallée; MNA
124 avenue Gatineau
Gatineau; QC J8T 4J6
Tel: 819-568-3356

Mayor Robert Bussière
1; route Principale Ouest
La Peche; Quebec J0X 2W0
Tel: 819-456-2161

Duchesne; Pierre
Telephone: 418-643-5385
Toll Free: 1-866-791-0766
Fax: 418-644-4677
André-Laurendeau Building
1050 des Parlementaires Street
Québec; Quebec G1A 1A1


Municipal Affairs Complaints Commissioner;
Marc-Andre Thivierge;
10; rue Pierre-Olivier-Chauveau;
Quebec; P.Q. G1R 4J3
Téléphone : 418 691-2014
Ligne sans frais : 1 866 353-6767
Télécopieur : 418 644-4676

Saint-Germain; Raymonde
Telephone: 418-643-2688
Toll Free: 1-800-463-5070
Free Fax: 1-866-902-7130
525 René-Lévesque Boulevard East; Suite 1.25
Québec; Quebec G1R 5Y4


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