Breton’s third race
Michel Breton is running as a Parti Quebecois candidate for a third time in the
Orford riding. He has been the president of the PQ Orford riding for several years and acted as the assistant to the former Bloc MP, Christian Ouellet, from 2006 to 2011. He also serves on seven community committees in the Memphremagog MRC, such as the school perseverance committee. “I am so ready,” he admitted.
Asked about the main issues in the region, Mr. Breton answered:
Michel Breton is running in his third campaign for the Parti Quebecois.
“We propose to invest more money in homecare to reduce emergency room waiting times.” He also spoke about an idea to create “Carrefours de nouvelle economie” in communities that need revitalization, such as in Stanstead and Potton. These would be physical places where new technologies and the new economy, along with entrepreneurial ideas could come together under one roof.
On the campaign trail, recently Mr. Breton was in Highwater where citizens are concerned about the building of a pumping station and pipelines to move tar sands oil to the New England states. “We are opposed to this project so we were there to support the people,” he commented.
Mr. Breton seems encouraged that more people will vote in this election. “In 2007 we had a 72% voting rate while in the 2008 Quebec election it went down to 58%. In this election when I go door-to-door, people seem very sure that they will be voting. I’m very surprised by the interest people are showing; I thought a summer election would be quieter!”