MPs return to Ottawa : the NPD to focus on families
After having spent the summer recharging his batteries by traveling across Compton-Stanstead meeting with residents, New Democrat MP Jean Rousseau is once again ready to return to Ottawa to defend a number of pressing issues for the region.
“For far too long now, Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have been trying to convince Quebecers and Canadians that they should settle for less, that our children should settle for less. We in the NDP know that it doesn’t have to be this way. That’s why we’ve already begun unveiling our practical and concrete solutions to resolve the problems that Harper has created all by himself,” said jean Rousseau.
In recent weeks the NDP has committed to restoring the $36 billion in health-care funding to the provinces cut by the Conservatives, reinstituting the federal minimum wage that the Liberals eliminated in 1996 and opening a national inquiry on missing and murdered Aboriginal women.
“This parliamentary session will be about substance and how to truly improve the lives of Quebecers and Canadians,” added the MP. “With an experienced leader like Tom Mulcair, the NDP is the only progressive party that can force the Conservatives to account to the people for their continued mismanagement of the economy and of our programs and services.”
Jean Rousseau also plans to continue the work he began for the region, Like services from Canada Post, security on railways, financing for Mont-Mégantic Observatory, services for our veterans etc.
The MP will continue her hard work between now and the next federal elections to replace the Harper government in 2015.