MONTREAL, July 11 /CNW Telbec/ - The Hon. Céline Hervieux-Payette,
Senator and Lieutenant and Chief Organizer for Quebec for the Leader of the
Opposition is very proud to announce that Madame Diane Dicaire and
Ms. Brigitte Legault will be candidates in the ridings of Hochelaga and
Vaudreuil-Soulanges during the next federal election.
"I am especially proud that these women, from diverse backgrounds
demonstrate such an acute interest to promote the Liberal values and to
represent their fellow citizens , said the Hon. Céline Hervieux-Payette. This
confirms the vitality and the attraction of our Party for Quebecers due to, in
large part, to the innovative proposals made by our Leader, Stéphane Dion for
a greener, richer and more just Canada and Quebec."
Mme. Diane Dicaire (Hochelaga)
"Social justice is the number one issue in Hochelaga. I can see the total
vacuum of human consideration of the Conservative government which have no
regard for the environment, for our resources but worse, they do not even pay
attention to their fellow citizens. Finding a stable and paying job allowing
the families, whether they are of Quebec origin or a new Quebecois family to
reach a quality of living is a huge challenge. We must absolutely address the
consequences of financial difficulties on families which are family violence,
the explosion of the family entity and the consequences on the youth," said
"Canada is not an under-developed country. We must and should support our
citizens that have specific needs," concluded Mme Dicaire.
Ms. Brigitte Legault (Vaudreuil-Soulanges)
"The Liberal Party of Canada is the only one to propose a realistic plan
to fight climate change and to prepare our economy for the realities of the
21st century. While the current conservative government and its candidate in
Vaudreuil-Soulanges remain with their arms crossed against the environmental
issues, our party is the only one to have proposed a realistic plan, the Green
Shift, which will allow us to leave a heritage of a better environment for the
generations to come.
I will have the privilege to promote that innovative plan during the next
election campaign and I'm very proud", said the candidate in
Riding of Jeanne-LeBer
Sen Hervieux-Payette also made the announcement that the Political
Commission of the LPC(Q) has decided to hold a nomination assembly in the
riding of Jeanne-LeBer in Montreal, on September 14th 2008.
Background document - Biographical notes
Mme Diane Dicaire (Hochelaga)
A native of the riding, Diane has lived there a total of 22 years. She
studied Business Administration at the Université du Québec à Montréal and for
some ten years, worked as a labour relations analyst for the Federal
Department of Labour.
Since returning to Montreal she has applied her knowledge and
bilingualism to her work as a paralegal for major Montreal law firms.
Fascinated by the world's many cultures, she also speaks Lithuanian and
Spanish. She has two children.
Ms Brigitte Legault (Vaudreuil-Soulanges)
Born in the riding of Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Brigitte has been a militant
with the Liberal Party of Canada since 2000. After being elected
Vice-President - Youth for the Liberal Association of Vaudreuil-Soulanges, she
then became President of the Young Liberals for Quebec and was then appointed
national campaign Co-Chair for the Liberal Party of Canada alongside the Hon.
Marc LaLonde in 2005 and has been Vice-President Francophone for the Liberal
Party of Canada since 2006.
Ms Legault is 28 years old, has a Certificate in Public Relations from
Concordia University and currently runs the philanthropic programs supported
by the Hon. Belinda Stronach in favour of First Nations and the youth.
For further information:
For further information: Louis-Philippe Angers, Liberal Party of Canada
(Quebec), (514) 381-8888