Article credit: Journal De Montreal
TROIS-RIVIÈRES – On Friday, the government of Quebec announced $ 17 million in financial assistance to seven towns and regional county municipalities in the Mauricie and Center-du-Québec regions for owners whose residences were damaged by pyrrhotite.
In addition to the announcement of the enhanced aid, Québec has also modified the Program’s eligibility threshold for residences damaged by pyrrhotite. The threshold increases from 0.3% to 0.23% for the volume of pyrrhotite in the concrete.
“The Government of Quebec is sensitive to the situation of people with pyrrhotite. The aid announced today demonstrates this and demonstrates that our government is acting in a concrete way to support the experienced owners in the Mauricie and Center-du-Québec regions, “said Minister of Tourism, Minister responsible for the Mauricie region and MP for Laviolette, Julie Boulet.
In total, the Government of Quebec’s assistance to municipalities to repair the damage caused by pyrrhotite is $ 52 million.
In a statement, the Coalition for Victims of Pyrrhotite (CAVP) welcomed the announcement.