Hérouxville, Quebec

HéRouxville, Quebec


Hérouxville, Quebec

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Hérouxville is a parish municipality in Quebec (Canada), located in the Regional county municipality (RCM) of Mékinac, and in the administrative region of Mauricie. It was founded in 1897. A small rural farming town, its main economic activity is agriculture.

Hérouxville is directly on the route to Saint-Tite and the Festival western de Saint-Tite, in addition to being the northeast gateway to Mauricie, a region renowned for its lush forests and quaint villages. It is located within the Laurentian Forest region, which has many lakes and rivers. The town centre of is in the style of the seigneurial period.

Reasonable accommodation

Hérouxville received international attention in January 2007 when its town council passed controversial measures concerning practices which the residents deemed unsuitable for life in Herouxville for potential new immigrants, despite the fact that the town has no immigrant population. Herouxville has a small population of 1,338 residents who are entirely White, francophone, and nominally Catholic.

Other rural communities in the region of Mékinac are also considering similar codes, despite featuring few or no immigrants at all.RENE BRUEMMER AND KEVIN DOUGHERTY, "," The Gazette (February 02 2007).

The mayor and the municipal council approved a code of behavior for immigrants, which occurred in the context of a debate on "reasonable accommodation" for other cultures in...
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