Liberal MNA Saul Polo says that since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic
more than two months ago, he has seen to the implementation of several measures
in his riding to help deal with the crisis.
Among other things, Polo says his office donated $72,000 in emergency funding to
charitable organizations in Laval-des-Rapides and in Pont-Viau for the purchase
of additional food basics for especially vulnerable residents.
According to a statement issued by Polo’s office, part of that sum was also used to
purchase computer tablets to help keep confined senior citizens stimulated, as
well as for the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) for the general
Polo also intends to distribute 1,000 locally-made face masks for the clients of the
Relais communautaire de Laval. In addition to these measures, staff and
volunteers from his office have been providing telephone support to people
confined at home by calling them on a regular basis to see that their needs are
As well, Polo pointed out that he and his team recently created a new Facebook
page encouraging people to “Buy local” in Laval-des-Rapides during
the pandemic in order to help the economy. A daily update on the local
evolution of the crisis and information on press conferences given by the
governments on COVID-19 are also on Saul Polo’s own Facebook page.