Jean Rousseau cel­e­brat­ing the 3rd an­niver­sary of the or­ange wave

Stanstead Journal - - FROM PAGE ONE -

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.”

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