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