Environment

Status of the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges’ Plan de gestion des matières résiduelles 2016-2020
(Available in French only)

A waste management plan is a regional planning tool that aims to ensure integrated waste management.

The MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges is subject to two waste management plans. Municipalities that are members of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM) are subject to the Plan métropolitain de gestion des matières résiduelles (PMGMR). Municipalities outside the CMM area are subject to the Plan de gestion des matières résiduelles de la MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges (PGMR).

The MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges adopted its Residual Materials Management Plan on August 29, 2016.

The PGMR, in effect since December 25, 2016, applies to the following municipalities :

 

  • Coteau-du-Lac
  • Les Coteaux
  • Pointe-Fortune
  • Rivière-Beaudette
  • Saint-Clet
  • Saint-Polycarpe
  • Saint-Zotique
  • Sainte-Justine-de-Newton
  • Sainte-Marthe
  • Rigaud
  • Saint-Télesphore
  • Très-Saint-Rédempteur

The PMGMR, in effect since January 29, 2017, applies to the following municipalities:

 

  • Hudson
  • Les Cèdres
  • L’Île-Cadieux
  • L’Île-Perrot
  • Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot
  • Pincourt
  • Pointe-des-Cascades
  • Saint-Lazare
  • Terrasse-Vaudreuil
  • Vaudreuil-Dorion
  • Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac

Status of the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges’ Plan de gestion des matières résiduelles 2016-2020 (Available in French only)

Politique relative à la gestion des cours d’eau (Available in French only)

The MRC efficiently manages more than 1,300 kilometres of waterways.

The objective of the Politique relative à la gestion des cours d’eau of Vaudreuil-Soulanges is to define the framework for action regarding the obligations and responsibilities of the MRC with respect to watercourses located on its territory and under its exclusive jurisdiction, pursuant to sections 103 to 108 of the Loi sur les compétences municipales (L.Q. 2005, chapter 6). However, the jurisdiction of the MRC with respect to lakes provided for in section 110 of the same Act is excluded.

The Politique relative à la gestion des cours d’eau of Vaudreuil-Soulanges was adopted by the MRC council in 2006 and then amended in 2010. At the time of its adoption, the MRC added an innovative prevention consideration to its policy for preemptive interventions against issues with obstructions in watercourses. The MRC also established a cutting-edge method for financing these works, establishing billing per drainage bassin weighted by geographical criteria. The MRC is responsible for managing, maintaining, and protecting the watercourses in its territory in order to reestablish normal water flow following an obstruction so that it does not cause any damage to goods, people, or property.

Reduction of Greenhouses Gases (GES) regional action Plan (Available in French only)

The MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges is concerned about greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on its territory. It wishes to participate and actively contribute to the efforts of Quebec, Canada and elsewhere in the world to fight climate change.

Since 2017, the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges has been a member of the Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program, a greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation program of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). An inventory of GHG emissions was carried out on the territory of Vaudreuil-Soulanges based on 2016 data, which allowed us to complete the Phase 1 of the PCP program. Total GHG emissions were estimated in 2016 at approximately 784 000 tonnes in CO2 equivalent, which corresponds to 5.21 tonnes in CO2 equivalent per capita.

In order to complete PCP Milestones 2 and 3, consultations were held with municipalities, elected officials and stakeholders in the region. These consultations, including a forum, resulted in the identification of the regional GHG emissions reduction target and the development of the regional GHG reduction action plan. More than 400 opinions from stakeholders from the 23 municipalities and economic, social, cultural and environmental interest groups were taken into account throughout the consultation process (meetings, online survey and forum) from 2018 to January 2019.

The MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges has set itself a goal of reducing GHG emissions by 13% by 2026 compared to 2016 (base year). The regional objective is to reduce by 100 000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent by 2026 (target year) based on total GHG emissions in 2016.

This regional GHG reduction action plan for 2020 to 2026 is made up of 7 axes of intervention that include 17 GHG reduction actions:

AXE 1 – Governance

AXE 2 – Transport

AXE 3 – Residual materials

AXE 4 – Energy consumption

AXE 5 – Territory planning

AXE 6 – Industries, businesses, institutions (ICI)

AXE 7 – Agriculture

Some of these actions will be integrated and prioritized in the MRC’s existing policies or plans. The implementation of this action plan will be done with the participation and commitment of municipalities in the reduction of GHGs, as well as with the support of working committees that will be created according to the different axes of intervention.