GATINEAU, QC, April 8 /CNW/ - The Public Service Alliance of Canada
(PSAC) is urging its members and the general public to support NDP
candidate Nycole Turmel in the riding of Hull-Aylmer, when they vote on
The Conseil régional d'action politique de l'Outaouais, a PSAC area
council active in the region since 2005, as well as the Comité régional
des femmes francophones de l'Outaouais of the PSAC, believe Nycole
Turmel is better positioned to promote a strong federal public sector
that is able to deliver quality services to Canadians. As a past
president of the PSAC from 2000-2006, Turmel thoroughly understands
public service issues.
Over the past few months, the Council met with candidates from the major
parties and reviewed their election platforms. This democratic process
has resulted in their decision to endorse Turmel. The Conservative
candidate was simply not an option. If their proposed budget had
passed, it would have had a devastating impact on the region's economic
stability and public services.
The Council acknowledges the work of other candidates, but knows Turmel
has a long history of defending public services which will serve all
the constituents of the Hull-Aylmer riding well.
"With her knowledge of the public service, and through her experience
and determination, Nycole Turmel will make an excellent MP of
Hull-Aylmer," said Maria Fitzpatrick, Regional Executive Vice-President
of the PSAC for the National Capital Region.
PSAC has over 6,000 members who are eligible to vote in Hull-Aylmer.
For further information:
Ken Clavette, PSAC Communications, 613-296-7334 (for English)
Pierre Lebel, PSAC union representative, 819-777-4647 (for French)