March 28, 2023

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Cemetery: The promoter backs down in the face of citizen pressure

Cemetery: The promoter backs down in the face of citizen pressure

A group of citizens pushed back a promoter who wanted to build a cemetery a few feet away from a residential area in Saint-Bruno-de-Monterville.

The project, led by the Cooperative Funeral du Grand Montreal (CFGM), is still on the table, but should be built in an industrial park near Highway 30, a good distance from the residences, instead of a cemetery. “We have been discussing with City for a few weeks and we have come to a reasonable compromise on everything,” CFGM Deputy General Manager, Matthew Howell predicted.

Cemetery: The promoter backs down in the face of citizen pressure

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At a special meeting of the City Council last month, elected officials received notices of changes to the Moral and Draft Zoning Bylaws. The funeral home that is part of the CFGM project is at Rs 5 parent, where the cemetery is to be set up at the beginning.

“The cemetery is now 200 meters away from the residences by more than 25 meters so this is a step in the right direction,” Robert Forget responded. Kokar).

From the moment the project was unveiled in the fall of 2019, the people of Monterville rallied by organizing exhibitions. In recent months, COCARH has threatened to sue the city if it authorizes the construction of the building near a residential area, ruling that it violates municipal law prohibiting the establishment of “neighborhood businesses” businesses.

Requested filter system

Pleased with the latest developments, the company is now asking Cooperative Funeral du Grand Montreal to install a filter system containing toxic fumes from the cemetery, which could cause significant harm to the population, such as birth defects.

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“Without the filter, the residents will receive the garbage anyway, it won’t help us any more!” Robert began to forget.

However, the funeral home believes that the cemetery does not need this system. “There is no filter in the crematoriums in Quebec. The units are over-efficient and state-of-the-art technology, which guarantees everyone’s health and safety,” argues Matthew Howell.

Changes to the project will be presented at a public consultation meeting on September 21. At that time, citizens can express their opinion and ask their questions.