Rousseau first electoral office opens
The opening of the NDP nominees’ office in Compton-Stanstead is an important step towards the change promised by party leader, Tom Mulcair. It is to be considered the local springboard for ‘a clear vision and for a prosperous and sustainable energy future.’ Said local candidate Jean Rousseau who has a real one this year rather than the kitchen table as he pointed out. It is located in Lennoxville behind the optometrist.
Mulcair’s plan puts forward support for families, reflation and a serious environmental policy. To that we can add, the restoring of investments in our healthcare system, affordable housing, a noble retirement for our seniors and care for our veterans, as well as a plan to rebuild Canada’s reputation on the international front. Said Rousseau repeating the standard selling point of his party now leading in the polls here in Quebec.
As if channeling Jack Layton’s, he repeated his last words: ‘We can build a prosperous economy and a society that shares its benefits more fairly. We can look after our seniors. We can offer better futures for our children. We can do our part to save the world’s environment. We can restore our good name in the world. […]. Don’t let them tell you it can’t be done.’
According to Rousseau, there’s a lot to be done on the regional front: ‘We have important work to do on rail safety and border security. We must support the industrial and agroforestry sectors. We must also find a way to ensure sustainability of funding for the Mont Megantic observatory. Finally, we have to listen and dialogue with local municipalities regarding their infrastructures needs. With the election of an NDP progressive government, we will bring back hope in a greener, fairer, and economically stable country. ‘
Rousseau’s commitment to the veterans came to the most moving moment of his press conference when he went to recite almost in its entity ‘Flander’s Fields’, almost unable to refrain from wheeping. The MP has been a constant presence at all Veterans event. Along with Sherbrooke incumbent, Pierre-Luc Dussault, he was responsible for the French government awarding the Légion d’Honneur to local of survivors of D-Day. Mr. Dussault was present at the conference.
First ever NDP Member of Parliament, Jean Rousseau at yesterday press conference.