GATINEAU, April 14 /CNW/ - The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)
is urging its members and the general public to support Bloc Québécois
candidate Richard Nadeau, when they go out to vote on May 2.
The Conseil régional d'action politique de l'Outaouais (CRAPO)
endorsement was ratified by its members Wednesday, as was the case last
week when Nycole Turmel, NDP candidate in Hull-Aylmer, received their
"Since his election in 2006, we have worked closely with Richard Nadeau
as the MP for Gatineau," explained Maria Fitzpatrick, Regional
Executive Vice-President of the PSAC for the National Capital Region.
"Richard Nadeau has always vigorously defended the relevance of a
strong public service that provides all members of the public with
quality services. In 2008, he accepted a request from the union
movement and tabled an anti-strikebreakers bill which came very close
to being passed. In addition, we owe a great deal to him for the many
federal buildings in construction in the Outaouais, because he always
supported a more equitable allocation of federal jobs on both sides of
the river. This is the type of commitment and unflagging support that
convinced us to support his candidacy once again."
Members of CRAPO reviewed the platforms of the main candidates and their
parties before making their recommendation. Although the NDP and
Liberal candidates are quality candidates in their own right, the
members know they can count on Richard Nadeau to foster continued
cooperation with the PSAC. Meanwhile, CRAPO rejects totally the
Conservatives' platform which calls for budget cuts exceeding $11
billion, which would require major cutbacks to public services,
something that is unacceptable to CRAPO members.
The 59,000 members of PSAC make up the largest union in the
Ottawa-Gatineau Region. More than 6,100 PSAC members in Gatineau are
eligible to vote in this election.
For further information:
Ken Clavette, PSAC Communications, 613-296-7334 (for English)
Pierre Lebel, PSAC union representative, 613-293-4663 (for French)