Councillor gatinois, Jean-François LeBlanc has truncated the truth several times, last week, claiming publicly to have the permissions necessary to organize legally a wharf used to be close to the marina Kitchissipi, on the Ottawa river.
The ministry of the Environment of Quebec confirms that Mr. LeBlanc has not moved,as requested, the plans required for the analysis of its project before 3 October. It is the same day that the elected municipal representative has been detained by The Law regarding its installation of a fortune made from old dock sections stored on Kettle Island. The ministry also confirms that the elected gatinois would have had to have a certificate of environmental approval to install his dock.
However, the wharf of Mr. LeBlanc, which is situated on municipal property and that of the national capital Commission (NCC), had been installed a few weeks ago. Lover of boating, the adviser to the district Lac-Beauchamp, upon his return from vacation, this summer, has himself reported, and attached these pieces of docks at the bottom of the water, near the municipal boat ramp in the parc Sanscartier. Despite a stability very uncertain of the infrastructure, the boaters had begun to use it.
Despite a stability very uncertain of the infrastructure, the boaters had begun to use it.
Etienne Ranger, Right
The ministry of the Environment of Quebec stated in an e-mail, an internal audit and inspection have been carried out by officials in the wake of the news published in the newspaper.
“My word worth nothing ? “
While the department made the usual verifications to ensure the legality of the installation of Mr. LeBlanc, the latter was not minimizing the efforts on the social networks to call into question the work of the journalist of the Right, directly with citizens. He has falsely claimed, repeatedly, that he was satisfied that everything was in order.
He has written a dozen messages in the hours following the publication of the article, some of which leave no doubt. “I had permission, I checked with the ministry of the Environment and I had informed the journalist “. “They have the plans and photos. “” It is false, I had permission “. “If I would have (sic) not had the permission, it means that I would have received a notice. “” What is my word worth nothing ? I don’t even have the benefit of the doubt ? The proof of this is that the dock is still there and that he will come back next year. “
The ministry could take action
The ministry of the Environment of Quebec has confirmed to the Law, that Mr. LeBlanc had no environmental certification to install its platform. The latter has been notified officially, in the beginning of the week, that its infrastructure is going to require obtaining a certificate of environmental approval under the Act on the quality of the environment. “Based on the findings of the inspection, the department is working to assess the suites which will be provided in this folder. ”
The office of the mayor of Gatineau, Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin, has not wanted to comment on this subject. Councillor LeBlanc no longer has given no sign of life when challenged by The Right, Thursday, on these new items in the folder. The Code of ethics for elected municipal officers of the City of Gatineau stipulates that ” any member of the city council values transparency, honesty, candor, rigor and justice.” It is also specified that ” any member of the municipal council shall, at all times, act in the fulfilment of its duties, with honesty, loyalty, caution, diligence, efficiency, assiduity and fairness, in a constant aim to avoid favouritism, embezzlement, breach of trust or other misconduct “.