/R E P E A T -- Nomination meetings in 2 ridings in Quebec - Berthier-Maskinongé and Bas-Richelieu-Nicolet-Bécancour/



    MONTREAL, Sept. 7 /CNW Telbec/ - During several nomination meetings held
almost simultaneously, members of the local riding associations of the
Conservative Party of Canada elected their candidates for the next federal
election.
    The political Lieutenant in Quebec, Minister Christian Paradis, was
pleased to congratulate the new candidates, saying he was happy to welcome
them within the Conservative Party of Canada. The Minister added that Quebec
needs dedicated people to stand up for their ridings' members.
    "In the context of the global recession, it's more important than ever to
focus on the economy, and not on an opportunistic election, contrary to
Michael Ignatieff and the Opposition. However, we must be ready and I'm
pleased that our team can count on Marie-Claude Godue in Berthier-Maskinongé
and on Réjean Bériault in Bas-Richelieu-Nicolet-Bécancour," said Minister
Paradis.
    About the Conservative Party of Canada - A major rally of activists and
friends of the Conservative Party was recently held in Montreal, where more
than 2,000 people attended a Fundraising Cocktail. Moreover, on June 24, in
the Baie de Beauport, we were more than 400 people to celebrate in the
presence of our Prime Minister Stephen Harper. And remember that in July,
Political Operations organized a training session that was a remarkable
success. Remember also that the unification of the Conservative Parties of
Canada has restored and revitalized the national political movement which has
been working for more than 140 years for the creation of a stronger, safer and
better Canada. Among the conservative accomplishments, let's mention the
Confederation, women's right to vote, the Canadian Bill of Rights and the Free
Trade Agreement.

    CANDIDATES' BIOGRAPHIES

    Marie-Claude Godue: Berthier-Maskinongé

    Mrs. Godue has a Bachelor's degree in Social Science from the University
of Ottawa. Specialized in recreology, she first acquired a professional
experience in management in the field of recreology by working for various
organizations in sports and recreation. She then worked in politics during a
few years, for various cabinets in Ottawa. In April 2003, she became Political
Attaché for the MLA for Maskinongé, in Louiseville. Today, she is recognized
for her knowledge in administration and public relations: she is the Founding
President of an import company. Mrs. Godue contributes to various causes as a
member of the Regroupement des femmes de carrière de la Mauricie and the
Confrérie des Dames de Gerlaises (small fruits promotion).

    Réjean Bériault: Bas-Richelieu-Nicolet-Bécancour

    Mr. Bériault studied law, advertising management and administration. He
has been Director General, Operations for an important real estate company for
more than 20 years. His experience within this company allowed him to
understand the regional realities of this industry in Quebec. As Director
responsible for Promenades de Sorel, in Sorel-Tracy, since 2002, Mr. Bériault
has developed an excellent knowledge of the needs and the reality of the local
people. He also contributed to the business community as an active member of
different Chambers of commerce. He is Treasurer of the Executive Committee of
SADC and Vice-President of the Development Fund SOLIDE. Mr. Bériault is also a
Silver Certified Mentor of the Fondation de l'entrepreneurship du Québec.

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