MPs re­turn to Ot­tawa : the NPD to fo­cus on fam­i­lies

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM -

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.

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