The Honourable Denis Lebel, Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition, announced today before members of the Quebec Federation of Municipalities that the Quebec Conservative caucus is creating a group composed of four members of Parliament and one senator to work cooperatively with Quebec municipalities.
“It is becoming increasingly clear to us that the Trudeau government is completely out of touch with the issues affecting Quebec regions. For that reason, the Quebec Conservative caucus has decided to create a group to work collaboratively with Quebec municipalities,” the Member for Lac-Saint-Jean explained.
In addition to Denis Lebe (Lac-Saint-Jean), the committee will be composed of MPs Alain Rayes (Richmond-Arthabaska), Bernard Généreux (Montmagny—L’Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup), Luc Berthold (Mégantic—L’Érable) and Senator Claude Carignan (Leader of the Opposition in the Senate).
“With former mayors from the Lower St. Lawrence, the Amiante region, the Centre-du-Québec, Montréal’s North Shore and Saguenay–Lac-St-Jean, we will defend Quebec’s municipalities in Ottawa,” Mr. Lebel stated.
Mr. Lebel also used his time with the Federation to remind its members that the Conservative Party has always been the party of the regions, and that it will continue to pressure the Trudeau government on issues affecting regions, including cell phone service, softwood lumber, and diafiltered milk.