Jean Rousseau celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the orange wave
New Democrat MP Jean Rousseau ( ComptonStanstead) wants to mark a very special day: 3 years ago to the day, Quebecers showed the old parties the back door and elected a record number of New Democrat MPs.
“It’s an honour to represent my fellow citizens,” said MP Rousseau. “For three years now, my colleagues and I have defended the interests of Quebecers in the face of an increasingly bullheaded Conservative government. I plan to continue to work tirelessly to help local residents and to offer concrete solutions to solve their problems.”
The MP from the Eastern Townships has actively taken part in a number of important issues in the last three years. He was named Official Opposition deputy critic for the Development of Quebec Regions as well as Agriculture. He is a member of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security and, following, the Lac-Mégantic tragedy -which occurred in the neighouring riding -- he got involved in railway safety in order to make Transport Canada and the Conservative government accountable.
“I’m very proud of the work we’ve accomplished. We negotiated important agreements concerning the light pollution coming from the Mont-Mégantic Observatory and the case of windmills in Stanstead. We were able to establish excellent work relations with U.S. government officials, which is very important for a border riding like ours,” said the MP.
“My team has not only been able to help dozens of citizens get their Canadian citizenship, but they’ve helped them along with a whole range of federal issues,” added the New Democrat MP. “I remember of a case where we helped a mother finally get back the years worth of child benefits owed to her. It’s always nice to see a happy ending.”
During the last three years, Jean Rousseau has been present in the riding, whether it’s the Virée Gourmande of the Comptonales, the festivities surrounding East Angus’ 100th anniversary, or Weedon and Stoke’s 150th anniversary celebrations. He plans to continue with this hands-on approach during tomorrow’s national action day organized by the NDP to save Canada Post, which will take place from 1:30 pm at the Vieux Club de Golf in Lennoxville.
“Everyone is invited! Postal services are crucial services for our region. While the Conservatives continue to be mired in scandal and mismanagement, our team – led by Tom Mulcair – continues to focus on issues that really matter to people in our ridings,” added YZ. “The orange wave demonstrated that Quebecers were seeking a new way of doing politics – they want MPs to consult with them and listen to their concerns. I plan to continue to do both.”