The Liberal Party of anada uebec is ready
ver 300 members of the of the Liberal Party of Canada (Quebec) met today in Sherbrooke under the joint chairmanship of Francine Gaudet, candidate in Berthier-Maskinong and illiam Hogg, candidate in Compton-Stanstead, to discuss and approve the 10 resolutions that will be debated at the next biennial convention in June 011. “I am delighted to see such mobili ation amongst our members,” said Lucienne Robillard, President of the Liberal Party of Canada (Quebec). “This bodes well on the eve of a possible general election.”
“Since 00 I have welcomed more than 30 MPs to the
astern Townships,” said Mr. Hogg. “They’ve come to discuss important local issues with socio-economic actors, municipal and provincial officials and citi ens. The General council meeting today is the continua- tion of my engagement with our region.”
The meeting of the General Council of the LPC(Q) followed-up on the Canada at 150 conference, held in Montreal
last year, and numerous other forums which aimed to prepare the Liberal organisation and determine the content of the Party’s program in the next election.
According to Pablo Rodriguez, MP for HonoréMercier and President of the Quebec Liberal caucus in the House of Commons, “the Conservative government is reaping what it sowed: people can see that Stephen Harper is putting the interests the Conservative Party ahead of those of Canadians. It’s one scandal after another; all the while the Prime Minister has nothing but contempt for Canadians and their Parliament.”
“This government’s behaviour is becoming increasingly irrational,” said Michael Ignatieff’s Representative in Quebec and MP for WestmountVille-Marie, Marc Garneau. “Consider the fighter jets: they want to proceed with a purchase that will cost almost double what they say it will cost, and they refuse to hold a public competition that would guarantee contracts for our companies! Believe me, if Stephen Harper thinks he will have it easy, he’s going to find us on his way. Our members and our organization are readier than ever and the Leader’s many visits across Quebec are generating interest and enthusiasm. People want to change governments; we see it on the ground.”
“The Conservatives don’t reflect our values as Quebecers and Townshippers. As for the Bloc, it simply can’t deliver the goods, even if it wanted to. So Bloc MPs play make believe, like with the case of infrastructure funding in our region,” criticized Mr. Hogg. “I’ll continue to engage with citizens in the weeks and months ahead so that our region can be better represented in Ottawa.”
Heading up last Saturday’s General Council Meeting of the federal Liberal party were (l. to r.) candidate William Hogg Liberal Party president Lucienne Robillard, MP Marc Garneau, MP Pablo Rodrigue and candidate Francine Gaudet.