Friday, April 29, 2011
For immediate release
Hull-Aylmer NDP Campaign Wrap-Up
Nycole Turmel is proud of the campaign she led
GATINEAU – The NDP candidate for Hull—Aylmer, Nycole Turmel, is very satisfied of the campaign she led during the last five weeks and believes that her regional commitments she took since the beginning of the campaign, combined with the increased sympathy expressed by Quebec voters towards Jack Layton and the NDP, will convince a large number of voters to show up at the ballot box on May 2nd.
“It is clear that neither the Conservatives, nor the Bloc Québécois are in a position to put an end to the Liberal reign that has been lasting for close to 100 years in Hull—Aylmer,” says Turmel, who had predicted a two-way race at the beginning of the campaign.
The NDP candidate’s platform revolves around five local commitments:
(1) Support for a Western Corridor for the Rapibus transit project;
(2) Beginning of a process towards the creation of a ferry service between Aylmer and Kanata, linked to the apibus transit project, starting with feasibility studies;
(3) Tabling a bill that would aim at giving Gatineau Park the same protections as a national park;
(4) Creating a Coordinating Committee (Table de concertation) of federal and provincial elected representatives in the Outaouais; and
(5) Implementation of a New Democrat action plan for the public service, including a ministerial code of conduct, the protection of whistleblowers and the end to the outsourcing to expensive temp agencies.
“These five commitments are in response to obvious needs in the riding and could, in a realistic manner, be completed during my first term as the Member of Parliament for Hull-Aylmer,” the NDP candidate continues.
Nycole Turmel is proud and thankful for the work done by her team of volunteers and cannot wait to thank them personally during the electoral night that will start at 9:30 pm at Les Brasseurs du Temps, 170, Montcalm St., in Gatineau (Hull Sector).