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Solidarity Ristigouche Fund


The Solidarity Ristigouche Fund aims to help the municipality finance its legal fees and representation costs which are already underway. The objective is $225 000. This amount exceeds the total annual property taxes collected each year from the residents of the municipality.

The citizens of Ristigouche Sud-Est do not have the capacity to financially absorb the entirety of the costs related to the lawsuit they face. Despite requests to the “Mutuelle des Municipalités du Québec” (MMQ) who are denying insurance coverage, despite the media coverage related to the Court’s rejection of a request by the municipality to dismiss the lawsuit and declare it inadmissible on March 18th 2014, and despite calls for help to government, since May 2013 and again on June 19th of this year, the municipality is left alone to defend itself. The consequences of this lawsuit are disastrous and compromise the ability of Ristigouche Sud-Est to fulfill its obligations to its citizens.

To donate

  • Online –  access PayPal payment via the ‘Donate’ button on our website
  • Mail – please send a check payable to the “Municipalité de Ristigouche Sud-Est” mentioning “Solidarity Ristigouche Fund” to the following address :

Municipalité de Ristigouche Sud-Est
35, Chemin Kempt
Ristigouche-Sud-Est, Québec Canada G0J 1V0

Note for all postal mail: To receive a receipt for inocme tax purposes, please specify that you do with your letter and please provide a self-addressed stamped enveloppe.

For additional information, contact us by phone at 418 320-9779 or by e-mail :

Guidelines of the Support Fund

All sums collected in the solidarity fund will be solely used to help cover legal fees and representation costs. Ristigouche Sud-Est aims to keep its donors informed of all progress related to this fundraising campaign. An update is provided on the web site on a regular basis.

Management policies of the Solidarity Ristigouche Fund are available, as a pdf document, on the following link : Ethics Framework and Management Policies.

Excerpt “Section 5.5 Use of Donations” :

  • Donations will be used solely to support the expenditures and other disbursements incurred by Ristigouche Sud-Est in its defense of the lawsuit opposing the municipality to Gastem.
  • Any and all amounts collected by the Solidarity Ristigouche Fund left unspent hereunder shall, at the closing of the Fund, be donated to another cause whose primary objective is the protection of drinking water in Quebec





Your support is essential for the future of our community and for a healthy environment


182,473.00$ raised Goal : 225,000.00$



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