The financial challenges faced by the Corporation du Moulin Légaré
Michaël Gravel and Corporation du moulin Légaré
Ernest Labelle: Listen, before paying the bills, I remember calling the accountant, our friend Pomerleau, and saying: “I have to write a cheque for $29.33. Do we have enough to cover it?” He would tell me: “Wait a bit, call me back tomorrow.” We had no money. We barely had enough to pay the miller.
Léon Tremblay: Back in our time, we hired the miller. There were times when we had to pay him for one week, and then lay him off. He had to take a week off. A whole week. For a while, that suited Daniel just fine, because he was building his house. But when it was finished, he wanted to work full time.
Germain Lalonde: So the only source of income you had to pay his wages was the proceeds from the flour sales?
Léon Tremblay: That’s right. When we had enough flour, we’d lay him off; we had to sell the flour before we could bring him back.