After the Laiterie Château closed its doors, the Outaouais mobilized in an extraordinary way: thousands of citizens, businesspeople, elected officials, community organizations and media banded together, and the Outaouais got a dairy back.

Together, we stated, in no uncertain terms, that the Outaouais is proud of what it produces and that it cares about its local businesses. The Outaouais showed that it’s possible for a region to get involved in its economic development.