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BOISBRIAND, June 26, 2017– As the House of Commons adjourns for the summer, MP for Rivière-des-Mille-Îles Linda Lapointe sees a positive record for her community and the whole province of Quebec.
“Our plan to reinvest in infrastructure and skills training is showing very encouraging signs, with the unemployment rate now at 6% in Quebec in May, the lowest since 1976. It has also helped create 250,000 full-time jobs across the country. The Prime Minister came to Rivière-des-Mille-Îles at Kinova to demonstrate the benefits of investing in innovation. ” said Rivière-des-Mille-Îles Liberal MP Linda Lapointe.
Direct Investment in Rivière-des-Mille-Îles
Whether it is the federal investment of $ 1.283 billion in the Réseau électrique métropolitain (R.E.M), where one of the train lines starts in Deux-Montagnes, or the nearly $700,000 grant for the Canada Summer Jobs program which will employ 193 students, Linda Lapointe is satisfied with the work she had done for her community over the last parliamentary session.
“When I talk with all of you, I hear a lot of positive about the federal investment in the REM and the many benefits of its implementation. There is often talk of the clash between cities and rural areas, but it is important to emphasize the specificity of the suburbs. Our infrastructure needs are important, especially in public transit, and that’s why our government is investing directly,” says Lapointe.
Since the Liberal government took office in 2015, 256 infrastructure projects in Quebec valued at more than $ 1.2 billion in federal funding have been announced and granted.
Work in Committees and travels
As a member of the International Trade Committee, MP Linda Lapointe has looked at a number of important files, including the issue of China’s economic dumping of steel, the Comprehensive Economic Trade agreement with Europe (CETA) and, more recently, the priorities of Canadian stakeholders regarding the renegotiation of NAFTA. In addition, she was able to serve on a Canadian delegation in the United States to promote the interests of Quebec and Canada to her American counterparts.
At the Committee on Official Languages, access to education for official language minority communities, access to justice and bilingualism at Air Canada were the files that kept busy the MP on Parliament Hill. In October, the Official Languages Committee will travel to Quebec and the Maritimes to meet official language minority communities.¸
Roundtable on the Legalization of Cannabis
On September 13, MP Linda Lapointe wishes to invite the public to a round table on the legalization and strict regulation of Cannabis, in collaboration with the office of Ramez Ayoub, Member of Parliament for Thérèse De-Blainville. The event will be held at the Thérèse-de-Blainville Community Center, from 6:30 pm to 10 pm.
“I hope to see you all in order to have an informed dialogue on our two bills [C-45 and C-46] that aim at legalizing and strictly regulating cannabis. This is the opportunity to share with my team and I your questions! “Concludes Ms. Lapointe.
For further information:
Jamee St-Hilaire, Parliamentary Assistant / Press secretary
Ottawa office of the MP for Rivière-des-Mille-Îles
Tel.: 613-992-7330 | linda.lapointe.A1@parl.gc.ca
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