FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17, 2013
NDP MEMBERS’ ENERGY CONTAGIOUS: PIERRE JACOB
NDP organized this weekend largest convention in its history
MAGOG — The federal NDP convention in Montreal last weekend, gathering over 2,000 delegates, shows that the party is ready to replace the Conservatives in 2015, said New Democrat MP Name Pierre Jacob (Brome-Missisquoi).
“Members who participated in our convention are passionate and an exceptional energy emerged during the weekend. It’s inspiring to see how many Quebecers support our work,” said Jacob. “Many people from the riding were there, including the president of the Brome-Missisquoi NDP riding association, Marcel Lapierre.”
Gathered for the largest federal convention in NDP history, members voted in favour of several resolutions opposing the Conservatives’ abandonment of Quebec’s regions. New Democrats also condemned the Conservatives’ irresponsible and ideological decision to attack labour-sponsored funds, like Fondaction and the Fonds de solidarité FTQ.
An important environmental resolution was adopted during the convention. It dealt with the improvement of the safety and environmental protections of oil and gas pipelines. The NDP reaffirms that all energy projects involving oil or gas pipelines must be subject to serious assessments, based on scientific data, and respect a public consultation process accessible to everyone.
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair obtained the massive support of 92.3% of members at the convention. New Democrats are looking towards the future and have a solid approach to defeat the Conservatives in 2015.
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