PORT-CARTIER, QC, Sept. 21, 2018 /CNW/ - On September 19, 2018, Port-Cartier officially granted the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) "Freedom of the City", a rare privilege given to valued members or groups dedicated to protecting the community with historic ties to the area. In this case, the honour represents Port-Cartier's appreciation of CSC's long-standing and dedicated service within the community.
In the spirit of tradition, the Regional Deputy Commissioner for the region of Quebec, Alessandria Page, the Assistant Deputy Commissioner Operations, the Ceremonial Guard, the Flag party, Port-Cartier's Warden, correctional officers, employees, retired employees, volunteers and partners marched to City Hall. Upon arriving, the Regional Deputy Commissioner formally requested Freedom of the City from Alain Thibault, Mayor of Port-Cartier. After a line inspection of staff, Mayor Thibault granted Freedom of the City.
CSC will continue to ensure the safety and security of all Canadian communities by helping offenders rehabilitate their lives and reintegrate as law-abiding citizens into the community.
- Port-Cartier Institution first opened in December 1988. The penitentiary is a maximum-security federal institution. It has a capacity of 237 male offenders.
- Freedom of the City has been granted to select Institutions in Canada, Kingston, Grande Cache and Dorchester. Port-Cartier is the first Federal Institution in Québec to have received this distinction.
- Granting Freedom of the City is one of the most esteemed honours that a municipality can bestow upon a group or individual. It is often an honour reserved for military units, allowing them the freedom to parade through the community.
- Pictures: Freedom of the City in Port-Cartier, September 19, 2018
- History of the Correctional Service of Canada
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SOURCE Correctional Services Canada - Quebec
For further information: Line Dumais, Communications, Regional Headquarters - Québec, (450) 972-7662, Line.Dumais@csc-scc.gc.ca