Lac-Megantic residents raising money for Fort McMurray:


The Quebec town of Lac-Megantic is raising money for the victims of the Fort McMurray wildfires, saying it wants to support its fellow disaster-hit community.

Megantic-L'Erable MP Luc Berthold and Lac-Megantic Mayor Jean-Guy Cloutier are encouraging locals to donate to the Red Cross.

Berthold, whose riding encompasses Lac-Megantic, says residents are grateful for the support they received in the wake of the 2013 rail disaster that killed 47 people and wiped out much of the city’s downtown core.

Cloutier says locals understand how the Fort McMurray victims are feeling and want to show their solidarity.

The mayor also says Fort McMurray residents will have to show courage and determination during the ordeal.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today the federal government will match all donations to the Red Cross to assist people displaced by the wildfires.

Redonner au prochain! Lac Mégantic a tellement reçu il y a 3 ans. À nous d’aider ceux dans le besoin!