The municipality of La Pêche in West Quebec intends to take legal action against Senator Raymond Lavigne.
Earlier this summer, Lavigne built a boat ramp and drilled a well on his property along the Gatineau River south of Wakefield.
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But the riverbank is flood-prone, and La Pêche has strict regulations to protect the fragile shoreline. The municipality issued stop-work orders twice. But they were ignored.
Marcel Marchildon, head of urban planning for La Pêche, says the municipality is asking its lawyer to take whatever legal action is necessary to get Lavigne to comply with the law.
Marchildon says the municipality decided to take legal action against a total of five residents, including the senator.