Louise Boulanger is a Member of the Conservative Party

    The Conservative Association of Roberval-Lac-Saint-Jean makes things

    ROBERVAL, QC, Aug. 27 /CNW Telbec/ - The President of the Conservative
Party Association of Roberval-Lac-Saint-Jean, Rémy Leclerc, wanted to be clear
about two articles published in the weekend papers.
    On the one hand, Mr. Leclerc confirmed that contrary to what Louise
Boulanger is saying, she joined the Conservative Party on June 24, 2007, when
Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in Roberval.
    On the other hand, in her reply, the Liberal candidate presented a weak
defence, obviously trying to evade the issue. Instead of admitting the facts,
she denied them - whereas the documents speak for themselves - by
counter-attacking with untrue affirmations. In fact, in La Presse, she said
that "the way Mr. Lebel entered in politics has nothing to do with democracy"
and that his candidacy had been imposed by the Conservative Party.
    However, Mrs. Boulanger has been appointed by Stéphane Dion, with no
democratic process, no candidacy and no consultation.
    The President reminded Mrs. Boulanger that Mr. Denis Lebel is the only
one who submitted his candidacy before the deadline, on May 10, 2007. He then
was elected as the official candidate of the Conservative Party. "Mr. Lebel's
candidacy has never been imposed by the Party," said Mr. Leclerc. "All the
rules have been strictly followed."
    In closing, Mr. Leclerc reminded what Prime Minister Stephen Harper said
during the weekend in Victoriaville: he never imposed a candidate in a riding
and we will never do.

For further information:

For further information: Rémy Leclerc, (418) 275-1144; Source: Martin
Dallaire, (418) 679-1331

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