Longueuil MPs in defense of Quebec citizens and interests

Communicated

Diane Lamarre, Member of Parliament for Taillon, Bernard Drainville, Member of Parliament for Marie-Victorin and Martine Ouellet, Member of Parliament for Vachon, gave an overview of the parliamentary session in which the official opposition was constructive and effective in serving citizens and The interests of Quebec.

“Contact with citizens is what inspires us, which gives meaning to our commitment and motivates us to offer responsible, constructive and effective opposition. Several times, during the session, we reached out to the government and offered our cooperation, “said MEPs at the outset.

The impacts of liberal austerity

The member for Marie-Victorin, Bernard Drainville, recalled that the austerity of the Liberals is hurting the people of Longueuil, as much by increases in rates as by cuts to services to citizens. “One thinks of the abolition of staff at the Marie-Victorin School Board, whose abolition of more than 50 jobs will inevitably affect the quality of services to students. Place Rive-Sud, among other things, also has its budget cut, which forces the organization to reduce its staff and thus weakens the services offered to the integration of women in employment. ”

In addition, the Official Opposition critic for energy and natural resources also quotes Hydro Québec: “The Crown Corporation increases its tariffs by 2.9%, imposes a fee of 67M $ For meter reading, while smart meters no longer need it, and imposes an annual interest rate of 14.4% on Quebec families, many of them in Longueuil, who struggle to pay their bill of exchange, electricity. Meanwhile, the Crown corporation brings premiums back to Hydro Quebec executives and senior executives, pays a princely rent of $ 450,000 to its former executive, and allows itself to liquidate a new turbine from $ 80 million to $ 75,000 ! It does not make sense. The Liberals must stop charging Quebeckers for an ideological management of public finances. ”

Health and accessibility to care

The Member of Parliament for Taillon, Diane Lamarre, was particularly interested in health and accessibility issues in her report on the parliamentary session. “In health, Minister Barrette demonstrates how remote he is from the real concerns of Quebeckers, their despair at the difficulties of access to the health system. We denounced his decision to award $ 210 million to 9,000 specialist physicians, while he only booked $ 208 million for the entire responsible health network for 8 million Quebecers. We have highlighted the maintenance of the physician premium for the simple registration of a patient when the minister declared it indecent last fall. When I looked at the estimates, I denounced the rent increases that the minister wanted to bring to the residents of the CHSLDs. He had to step back and I am proud to have been able to avoid those increases that exceeded the indexation for those accommodated. He agreed with our recommendations on the limitation of assisted human reproduction that he wanted to impose, “said Diane Lamarre.

“We acted with rigor and vigilance. It is not because the minister speaks loudly that he is right. I defend the interests of Quebeckers and my fellow citizens of Taillon vigorously. Since the arrival of the Liberal government, there has been no improvement in access to health care and the minister is asking us to wait another two and a half years. If the waiting time at the Hôpital Pierre-Boucher emergency room went from 22:24 to 24h06 in the last year, it was because the Liberal government did not increase access to the first line and the support home. This government exercises a selective austerity that particularly attacks health and education achievements. We will continue to be vigilant and propose changes so that Quebeckers can have better access to our health network,

Transport, electrification of transport and maritime strategy

“It is distressing to see the Couillard government’s flattering attitude toward Ottawa. Whether it is the unilateral decision of the Harper government to impose a toll on the Champlain Bridge or the maritime strategy that will remain incomplete without an agreement with the federal government, it should come as no surprise that the Liberal government does not Quebec because it does not ask for anything, “said Martine Ouellet. She also denounced this situation on several occasions during the parliamentary session and stressed that “when Quebec is an independent country, all the decisions concerning it will be taken by elected representatives of Quebec”.

Martine Ouellet has also defended taxi drivers who are victims of UberX’s unfair competition and demanded that the Liberal government take action to stop this illegal practice. “Unfortunately, Poéti’s inaction weakens the financial security of thousands of families. The government has also been lax in approving the significant increase in the cost of crossing the highway PPP bridge to the detriment of less fortunate users, “said Vachon.

“This parliamentary session demonstrated that the Parti Québécois is the only possible and plausible alternative to the current government. We have proposed bills that are tied to the concerns of citizens: the bill on the creation of a Parliamentary Budget Officer position, and I tabled the “zero emission” bill for the availability of electric cars in Quebec. Stressed Martine Ouellet.

Martine Ouellet also has at its annual tour on water conservation in schools, met with students from 5 th year of the School of Iberville, and home of citizens is always open for exhibitions, including On the history of the flag of Quebec during the month of January and subsequently the circle of painters embellished the walls of the house of paintings of 13 artists.

MEPs recalled that the population can count on the Parti Québécois team “for austerity to give way to ambition, success and hope”.

Happy National day !

The three MEPs, in closing, thanked their fellow citizens for their confidence and support. They also took the opportunity to wish a very beautiful National Holiday to all Quebeckers.


SOURCE:

Frédéric Côté
Political Attaché of Diane Lamarre
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Stéphane Jolicoeur Political
Attaché of Bernard Drainville
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Patrick Ney
Political Attaché of Martine Ouellet
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Bernard Drainville welcomes the rallying leadership of Serge Basset

Communicated

On May 21, Mr. Bernard Drainville presented the medal of the National Assembly of Quebec to Mr. Serge Brasset to highlight the commitment and dedication of the CEO of Édouard-Montpetit. After more than nine years in the management of CEGEP and nearly 40 years in the service of education, Mr. Brasset will retire at the end of this school year.

The member’s inscription on this medal recalls the recognition and appreciation of the young people and the people of the region: “To Serge Brasset who gave us so much. Example of dedication and public service. Your leadership was beautiful, laughing, inspiring. “In addition to his eloquent career in the college network, Mr. Brasset has been heavily involved in numerous boards of directors, including the Chamber of Commerce, The Aeronautics Technology Center, the Montérégie Labor Market Partners Council, Longueuil Economic Development, the Théâtre de la ville and the United Way. He has also created the Cégep Édouard-Montpetit Foundation, which has raised over $ 10 million since its creation in 1994.

“Serge has a unifying leadership. Close to people, it is always there to encourage students and employees. He participates actively in activities, competitions, fundraising campaigns. I am convinced that it has inspired many young people, but also leaders and stakeholders in our region. It is always inspiring to be with such dynamic and dedicated people. I thank him from the bottom of my heart for his impressive contribution to the CEGEP and to our community, “says Bernard Drainville.…

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450,000 young people will finally be able to vote at their educational institution

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Hello everybody,

I thank you all for coming. There is no easy way to say what I am about to say now: I am announcing that I am today leaving my position as Leader of the Official Opposition and Member for Marie-Victorin to raise a new challenge. This is not a decision I made on a whim. I thought it over.

The departure of Pierre Karl, I will not hide from you, gave me a blow. We formed a tandem, a team. I understood our direction, I understood the role I had to play and I completely adhered to Pierre Karl’s vision. His departure was a bit my start signal. It is time to move on.

I think I was a good soldier, a good member of Parliament, a worst minister and a good leader of the Official Opposition. The idea of ​​public service has always been at the heart of my commitment. I always said that journalism was my public service. And that politics was the continuation of my public service, but otherwise.

I think the time has come to return to my former loves: the world of communications. I would like to confirm that I have enthusiastically accepted to join the 93.3 FM team as co-host of the noon show. I shall have a great liberty; I shall be able to express myself on all subjects without fear of putting my party in a state of confusion.

I think I will enjoy sharing my ideas, talking to listeners, sharing my experience as a politician, showing the undertones of some decisions, explaining behind-the-scenes games and popularizing politics. I think I can be helpful in that role. That Cogeco offers me a forum like this is a chance that I can not miss. It was not something I had planned. In any case, in the short term. There is an alignment of planets and I come to the conclusion that this is where I can be most useful for the rest of things. Frankly, I am very excited about this new challenge.

You know me now. After almost 10 years of political life, you know who I am. One can not be constantly in the limelight without remaining true. It is not long that the world sees through you if you are not true. For me, life is a struggle, but political life is even more so. I used to put on my belt, which made a metallic clang, and I felt that I was putting on my armor before going down into the trenches with my sword to fight the liberal hordes. I admit that there is a chivalrous and idealistic side in it but I assume myself completely. I assume my fighting side, pugnacious, a little extreme sport. I like it when it’s brewing, because that’s how ideas are put forward. But I am not sure that this type of policy is in the air. And it’s okay.

In the end, as much as blowing in the Cacanne and having blows of mouth, as well have them on the radio. That is what I am saying.

What most distresses me is leaving the people of Longueuil.

Being a member of Parliament for Marie-Victorin for almost ten years has been a truly incredible experience. Magic. I really like my world in Longueuil. They will never know how grateful I am to them. What we have accomplished together, what I have seen of commitment, generosity, devotion in this county, it says beautiful things about Quebec and Quebeckers. One is of the world that stands. That exists, solidarity. I have witnessed it every day in Longueuil, in Marie-Vic.

And I want to say to the people of Longueuil: I love you and I thank you for the confidence you have shown me over the last ten years, including four elections. I was really attached to you and you will miss me. But I have to go. I have to redefine my commitment to public service. I have given a lot, then I can still give a lot but for the future, it will be elsewhere than in politics.

Politics is hard. Especially the way I practice it. I can be blamed for many things, but I have not been a tourist in politics. I fought there.

And I’m proud of the fights I’ve waged.

Democratic reforms: the reform of the financing of political parties that put an end once and for all to the power of money and the influence of the major fundraisers.

One hundred dollars maximum is democratic !, and a state funding based on electoral results, proportional funding. It just remains to give itself the voting method that goes with it.

Fixed date elections that will be tested for the first time in 2018.

Voting on campuses for our youth.

The end of the applause to put a little order to the question period. I did it with all the other members of the National Assembly.

And even if it was the Liberals who finally voted for it, the end of the starting bonuses for the members who have resigned. I am pleased to confirm that I am not entitled to a severance grant and that is fine, because, as I have already stated a thousand times, a resigning member should not be rewarded.

I fought hard to get rid of the damned bonuses for departing MPs. The Liberals blocked my bill but they ended up voting it once in power. So we must never lose hope.

I am proud to have contributed to improving our democracy. It was a great team effort. The $ 100 was also Nicolas Girard, Nicolas Marceau and the PQ team Marie-Victorin.

And there was the Charter as well. That was something, the charter. It was the occasion for a great debate of ideas in Quebec, the charter. Secularism for me is a democratic principle.

No matter who you are, no matter what your beliefs, origins, regardless of whether you are a woman or a man, no matter what your sexual orientation, no matter where you come from, you are entitled to your beliefs and the state must Protect your right to have your beliefs or your non-beliefs.

That’s why I said that secularism is the guardian of diversity. Diversity of beliefs and religions. Secularism as a protector of freedom of conscience. Secularism guaranteeing equality among all citizens. Was it challenging the charter? Too demanding? I do not find. When you are serving your fellow citizens, it is your public service that must prevail, not your convictions or your personal beliefs. So yes, secularism comes from a demanding conception of public service. I will not apologize for that. I have a high conception of public service.

This diversity of beliefs that I wanted to protect with secularism corresponds exactly to my conception of the Quebec nation. All Quebeckers, all Quebecers, no matter where we come from or the color of our skin.

The diversity of Quebec today is a wealth. That is one of the great strengths of our identity. We are a nation with Quebeckers coming from all over the world. I’m tripping over it. But this identity, this diversity, it also needs a common foundation. It is our language, it is our culture, it is our history, it is our values, it is the equality man / woman. And I wanted it to be secularism too. And I note that nothing is settled and that this battle will have to continue.

And I trust that one day Quebecers will come to the conclusion that the best way to ensure the future of our identity, our nation, is independence. And that day I will be there and I will serve as I have done all my life.

If I was a good member of Parliament, a good minister and a good leader, at least to the best of my abilities, it was because I was well surrounded.

Politics is a team sport and should never be forgotten.

All this work during all the time I was in the National Assembly, I could not have done without loyal, intelligent, dynamic people of the damned good world. I had a team in my absolutely extraordinary constituency, devoted parliamentary teams and two formidable cabinets: Stéphane, Martine, Lysiane, Catherine, Diane, Amélie, Marie-Hélène and Francesca. Louise Andrée, Eric, Manu, Julie-Maude, Mathieu, Bryan, Jacques and Gilbert my deputy ministers, Raffie, Simon TD, Carl and Genevieve. Thank you. It’s thanks to you if we were good. Not to mention the exceptional gang of my leadership race with FloFLo, Gobi, Marie-Michelle, Serge, Marc and all the others … I would not change anyone. It was perfect. Thanks to my world. You are solid world and I really love you very much.

I am proud to have been a member of the Parti Québécois. It’s a great party that has done so many great things. It was my dream to be a member of the PQ, from that party that gave us René Lévesque my hero, and who gave us great leaders like Parizeau and Bouchard, and leaders I loved like Pauline Marois, Pierre Karl Péladeau and my friend Sylvain Gaudreault.

I am also proud to have been a party that counts on the most extraordinary militants. In particular those of Marie-Victorin.

I do not leave for family reasons. But on this day a little sad for me, I admit that I am happy to find my family. My Lambert, my Rosalie, my Matisse, who is not present because he is under examination. And my Martine.

I do not leave for family reasons but I stayed because of family reasons. Without the unconditional support of Martine, I would never have been able to last in politics. There was not a day when she was not there. Magnet, strong, generous. All I could do in politics was thanks to you, Martine. All.

When I was in the National Assembly, you were going to the parents’ meetings, you were having supper, homework, barouettes in soccer, hockey and everything else. Because I could not. It was your activism. It was your way of giving Quebec. Thank you Pitchoune, I really love you very much.

Today I go home and I will be able to do a little more. In particular, I am an excellent dishwasher. But I know you’d love that I cook a little more.

We’ll work on that.

Thank you all.

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I want to be your voice

I want to be your voice

Here we are, we have launched our campaign for the leadership by expressing our will to give back the Parti Québécois to its militants. I say to us because if it is my name that will be on the ballot, we are actually a whole team.

It begins with my family, whose support is absolutely indispensable to me.

Then there are my three colleagues, whose support is heart-wrenching. Guy Leclair, MP for Beauharnois, a man close to the world, middle class workers; Sylvain Roy, Member of Parliament for Bonaventure, a region-oriented, socially sensitive youth; And Alain Therrien, MP for Sanguinet, an experienced economist, who speaks frankly.

I was also surrounded by dozens of activists from my riding of Marie-Victorin, women and men of heart, indispensable. Activists like them, the Parti Québécois count thousands. As I said earlier, one of the things I would like to accomplish at the end of this campaign is that the PQ again becomes the militant party. Let him become the great democratic institution, the powerful engine of change that has served Quebec so well.

I also think that the Parti Québécois must be reconciled with Quebeckers. To get there, we’ll have to listen. For that, we will have to go back to listening to our members, who embody the Quebec of sir, madame everyone.

There were many young people among us. They are uncomplicated, full of ambition for Quebec and we must listen to them, make them a lot of room. It is with them that we will design and build Québec in the 21st century.

And with Quebecers of immigrant background, they are also present with us. They also want to contribute to all facets of our development and take their place within our party.

This leadership race, I intend to win it, but not by dividing, not by attacking others. We are going to make a positive campaign, a campaign of ideas to bring together the great family of the Parti Québécois.

Our political family, but also our political kinship, all the other independentists. The left, the right, the young, the oldest, the hurried and the least hurried: gathered together, we are unbeatable!

If all our voices combine, unite, we will carry a will. A conviction. We will become a voice. It is this voice that I want to carry in this race.

Your voice.
Bernard Drainville
Longueuil, October 26, 2014…

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Quebec must not become a highway to get out oil asphalt

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Hello everybody,

I thank you all for coming. There is no easy way to say what I am about to say now: I am announcing that I am today leaving my position as Leader of the Official Opposition and Member for Marie-Victorin to raise a new challenge. This is not a decision I made on a whim. I thought it over.

The departure of Pierre Karl, I will not hide from you, gave me a blow. We formed a tandem, a team. I understood our direction, I understood the role I had to play and I completely adhered to Pierre Karl’s vision. His departure was a bit my start signal. It is time to move on.

I think I was a good soldier, a good member of Parliament, a worst minister and a good leader of the Official Opposition. The idea of ​​public service has always been at the heart of my commitment. I always said that journalism was my public service. And that politics was the continuation of my public service, but otherwise.

I think the time has come to return to my former loves: the world of communications. I would like to confirm that I have enthusiastically accepted to join the 93.3 FM team as co-host of the noon show. I shall have a great liberty; I shall be able to express myself on all subjects without fear of putting my party in a state of confusion.

I think I will enjoy sharing my ideas, talking to listeners, sharing my experience as a politician, showing the undertones of some decisions, explaining behind-the-scenes games and popularizing politics. I think I can be helpful in that role. That Cogeco offers me a forum like this is a chance that I can not miss. It was not something I had planned. In any case, in the short term. There is an alignment of planets and I come to the conclusion that this is where I can be most useful for the rest of things. Frankly, I am very excited about this new challenge.

You know me now. After almost 10 years of political life, you know who I am. One can not be constantly in the limelight without remaining true. It is not long that the world sees through you if you are not true. For me, life is a struggle, but political life is even more so. I used to put on my belt, which made a metallic clang, and I felt that I was putting on my armor before going down into the trenches with my sword to fight the liberal hordes. I admit that there is a chivalrous and idealistic side in it but I assume myself completely. I assume my fighting side, pugnacious, a little extreme sport. I like it when it’s brewing, because that’s how ideas are put forward. But I am not sure that this type of policy is in the air. And it’s okay.

In the end, as much as blowing in the Cacanne and having blows of mouth, as well have them on the radio. That is what I am saying.

What most distresses me is leaving the people of Longueuil.

Being a member of Parliament for Marie-Victorin for almost ten years has been a truly incredible experience. Magic. I really like my world in Longueuil. They will never know how grateful I am to them. What we have accomplished together, what I have seen of commitment, generosity, devotion in this county, it says beautiful things about Quebec and Quebeckers. One is of the world that stands. That exists, solidarity. I have witnessed it every day in Longueuil, in Marie-Vic.

And I want to say to the people of Longueuil: I love you and I thank you for the confidence you have shown me over the last ten years, including four elections. I was really attached to you and you will miss me. But I have to go. I have to redefine my commitment to public service. I have given a lot, then I can still give a lot but for the future, it will be elsewhere than in politics.

Politics is hard. Especially the way I practice it. I can be blamed for many things, but I have not been a tourist in politics. I fought there.

And I’m proud of the fights I’ve waged.

Democratic reforms: the reform of the financing of political parties that put an end once and for all to the power of money and the influence of the major fundraisers.

One hundred dollars maximum is democratic !, and a state funding based on electoral results, proportional funding. It just remains to give itself the voting method that goes with it.

Fixed date elections that will be tested for the first time in 2018.

Voting on campuses for our youth.

The end of the applause to put a little order to the question period. I did it with all the other members of the National Assembly.

And even if it was the Liberals who finally voted for it, the end of the starting bonuses for the members who have resigned. I am pleased to confirm that I am not entitled to a severance grant and that is fine, because, as I have already stated a thousand times, a resigning member should not be rewarded.

I fought hard to get rid of the damned bonuses for departing MPs. The Liberals blocked my bill but they ended up voting it once in power. So we must never lose hope.

I am proud to have contributed to improving our democracy. It was a great team effort. The $ 100 was also Nicolas Girard, Nicolas Marceau and the PQ team Marie-Victorin.

And there was the Charter as well. That was something, the charter. It was the occasion for a great debate of ideas in Quebec, the charter. Secularism for me is a democratic principle.

No matter who you are, no matter what your beliefs, origins, regardless of whether you are a woman or a man, no matter what your sexual orientation, no matter where you come from, you are entitled to your beliefs and the state must Protect your right to have your beliefs or your non-beliefs.

That’s why I said that secularism is the guardian of diversity. Diversity of beliefs and religions. Secularism as a protector of freedom of conscience. Secularism guaranteeing equality among all citizens. Was it challenging the charter? Too demanding? I do not find. When you are serving your fellow citizens, it is your public service that must prevail, not your convictions or your personal beliefs. So yes, secularism comes from a demanding conception of public service. I will not apologize for that. I have a high conception of public service.

This diversity of beliefs that I wanted to protect with secularism corresponds exactly to my conception of the Quebec nation. All Quebeckers, all Quebecers, no matter where we come from or the color of our skin.

The diversity of Quebec today is a wealth. That is one of the great strengths of our identity. We are a nation with Quebeckers coming from all over the world. I’m tripping over it. But this identity, this diversity, it also needs a common foundation. It is our language, it is our culture, it is our history, it is our values, it is the equality man / woman. And I wanted it to be secularism too. And I note that nothing is settled and that this battle will have to continue.

And I trust that one day Quebecers will come to the conclusion that the best way to ensure the future of our identity, our nation, is independence. And that day I will be there and I will serve as I have done all my life.

If I was a good member of Parliament, a good minister and a good leader, at least to the best of my abilities, it was because I was well surrounded.

Politics is a team sport and should never be forgotten.

All this work during all the time I was in the National Assembly, I could not have done without loyal, intelligent, dynamic people of the damned good world. I had a team in my absolutely extraordinary constituency, devoted parliamentary teams and two formidable cabinets: Stéphane, Martine, Lysiane, Catherine, Diane, Amélie, Marie-Hélène and Francesca. Louise Andrée, Eric, Manu, Julie-Maude, Mathieu, Bryan, Jacques and Gilbert my deputy ministers, Raffie, Simon TD, Carl and Genevieve. Thank you. It’s thanks to you if we were good. Not to mention the exceptional gang of my leadership race with FloFLo, Gobi, Marie-Michelle, Serge, Marc and all the others … I would not change anyone. It was perfect. Thanks to my world. You are solid world and I really love you very much.

I am proud to have been a member of the Parti Québécois. It’s a great party that has done so many great things. It was my dream to be a member of the PQ, from that party that gave us René Lévesque my hero, and who gave us great leaders like Parizeau and Bouchard, and leaders I loved like Pauline Marois, Pierre Karl Péladeau and my friend Sylvain Gaudreault.

I am also proud to have been a party that counts on the most extraordinary militants. In particular those of Marie-Victorin.

I do not leave for family reasons. But on this day a little sad for me, I admit that I am happy to find my family. My Lambert, my Rosalie, my Matisse, who is not present because he is under examination. And my Martine.

I do not leave for family reasons but I stayed because of family reasons. Without the unconditional support of Martine, I would never have been able to last in politics. There was not a day when she was not there. Magnet, strong, generous. All I could do in politics was thanks to you, Martine. All.

When I was in the National Assembly, you were going to the parents’ meetings, you were having supper, homework, barouettes in soccer, hockey and everything else. Because I could not. It was your activism. It was your way of giving Quebec. Thank you Pitchoune, I really love you very much.

Today I go home and I will be able to do a little more. In particular, I am an excellent dishwasher. But I know you’d love that I cook a little more.

We’ll work on that.

Thank you all.

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