DRUMMONDVILLE, QC, June 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Stéphane Dion, Leader of the
Official Opposition and of the Liberal Party of Canada, met today in
Drummondville with 350 participants of the General Council of the Quebec wing
of his party.
The participants, hailing from 75 electoral districts in Quebec, spent
the day in workshops discussing political orientations and organization. The
workshops, organized and run by members of the LPC(Q)'s Political Commission,
were an opportunity for activists to exchange views on the three pillars of
the LPC's political program: social justice, economic prosperity and
environmental sustainability. This was also an opportunity for them to
contribute their own regional perspective concerning the elaboration of
political orientations for the Party's Quebec wing.
The LPC's leader also took advantage of the opportunity to introduce the
candidates who will dawn the liberal party's colors during the upcoming
federal elections, as well as to officially launch the party's summer
activities and announce a tour of parliament members for the end of the
summer. The purpose of that tour will be to meet with and listen to the local
population of all of Quebec's regions.
"This is my first meeting with liberal Quebec activists since December
and I am very happy to be able to have a frank and open discussion with them
about the political issues that concern liberals. I have been very impressed
with the quality of our candidates here today: this speaks to the vitality of
our party in Quebec and I am very eager to read the reports that will be
turned in to me following the Quebec tours of parliament members set to begin
in a few weeks," stated Mr. Dion.
For further information:
For further information: Normand Houde, Regional Director,
Communications, Liberal Party of Canada (Quebec), (514) 381-8888,