Third Liberal Party candidate cleared
The Liberal Party of Canada is getting ready for its Nomination Convention in the new federal riding of Vaudreuil- Soulanges and has cleared a third candidate’s bid to represent the riding.
Vaudreuil-Dorion native Mario Bissonnette was authorized by the party to run for the Liberal nomination in Vaudreuil-Soulanges.
Bissonnette joins fellow candidates Louis-Charles Roy and Richard Beaumier who are also seeking to represent the party in the next federal election campaign, scheduled for fall 2015. A nomination convention, expected to take place any time between now and the election call, will be called so as to allow members to vote for the riding’s Liberal candidate.
Bissonnette says his acceptance coincided with his participation in the Liberal Party’s Biennial Convention of the Quebec Wing, which took place on May 24 and 25 in Victoriaville.
Bissonnette took part in the deliberations and meetings with party officials, members of the Liberal caucus, other future candidates and grassroots delegates.
Bissonnette graduated from UQAM and Université de Sherbrooke and has worked in education for nearly 25 years as a teacher and vice-principal. He was the vice-president of la Société des professeurs d’histoire du Québec, and served as president of the Governing Board at l’école secondaire de la Cité-desJeunes. Bissonnette was additionally a jury member for seven years of the Governor General’s Award for Excellence in Teaching History, and a member of the Library of Parliament’s Teacher Advisory Committee in Ottawa.
During the last several years Bissonnette’s political views and commentary have been regular features in op-ed sections of some of Montreal’s daily newspapers. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on is Facebook page.