Mem­bers Of Par­lia­ment Dusseault And Rousseau Share Pos­i­tive Track Record With Estrie

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Sher­brooke

Mem­ber­sof Par­lia­ment Pierre-Luc Dusseault (Sher­brooke) and Jean Rousseau (Comp­ton-Stanstead) re­port a pos­i­tive re­view of the past four years in the re­gion and com­mit to the cre­ation of a con­crete plan to help fam­i­lies, the mid­dle class, and se­niors.

The two MPs em­pha­size that the past par­lia­men­tary ses­sion proved that de­spite the Con­ser­va­tive ma­jor­ity, progress is pos­si­ble. As the of­fi­cial op­po­si­tion to the Con­ser­va­tive ma­jor­ity, the un­daunted NDP forced the gov­ern­ment to lower taxes for small and medium-sized busi­nesses and abol­ish the fed­eral tax on fem­i­nine hy­giene prod­ucts.

“The NDP worked very hard to put en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues not only back on the ta­ble of gov­ern­ment in­ter­est, but front and cen­ter. Most no­tably, the NDP forced the gov­ern­ment to aban­don its ab­surd plans to build an oil har­bour in Ca­couna as well as adopt a mo­tion to ban per­sonal care prod­ucts con­tain­ing plas­tic mi­crobeads, which are toxic for the en­vi­ron­ment and present in many prod­ucts”, em­pha­sized Jean Rousseau (Comp­ton-Stanstead).

“Our ob­jec­tive is to help the mid­dle class, fam­i­lies, and se­niors who have been long for­got­ten by our gov­ern­ment. By stim­u­lat­ing our eco­nomic sec­tor with a tax re­duc­tion for small and medium busi­nesses and by fi­nanc­ing our lo­cal econ­omy, we will cre­ate good jobs for the peo­ple of the Estrie re­gion, while sup­port­ing the re­gion’s eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment”, adds Pierre-Luc Dusseault (Sher­brooke).

The Sher­brooke Air­port Pro­ject was a hot topic for the two MPs, who added their voices and their sup­port to the cause in or­der to get the ball rolling with re­gards to the re­gion’s air­port in­fra­struc­ture de­vel­op­ment. They are com­mit­ted to tak­ing the nec­es­sary steps to see the pro­ject through, right down to the ob­tain­ing of the se­cu­rity con­trol ser­vices.

In cho­rus, the two Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment in­sist that the time has come for a bit of po­lit­i­cal spring clean­ing in Ot­tawa. They are con­fi­dent that the peo­ple of Estrie will not fall for the same old, re­peat­edly bro­ken prom­ises of the old par­ties. “The NDP is the only party that is com­mit­ted to work­ing for the peo­ple of our re­gion and lis­ten­ing to their con­cerns, pri­or­i­ties, and needs. Ad­di­tion­ally, we are the only ones firmly com­mit­ted to mov­ing the Sher­brooke Air­port Pro­ject for­ward”, con­cluded the two MPs.

Over the last four years, the NDP has fought tire­lessly against the Con­ser­va­tives’ an­tidemo­cratic ac­tions – whether it was the abo­li­tion of Canada Post ser­vices, the gut­ting of em­ploy­ment in­sur­ance, cuts to the CBC and rail safety or an at­tack on our rights and free­doms with Bill C-51. The NDP acted to re­pair the dam­age caused by the Con­ser­va­tives’ bad de­ci­sions by pre­sent­ing bills to pro­tect Que­bec’s most im­por­tant rivers, which the Con­ser­va­tives have left vul­ner­a­ble by abol­ish­ing pro­vi­sions of the Nav­i­ga­tion Pro­tec­tion Act.

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