Meet the Westmount–
Saint-Louis candidates /2
Candidate Michelle Morin of the CAQ – Coalition Avenir Québec
Dear WestmountMag.ca reader,
In view of informing our readers on the various parties’ platforms for the upcoming Quebec Provincial Election 2018, WestmountMag.ca has invited all the candidates for the district of Westmount–Saint-Louis to submit an article about themselves and their program.
Articles are published unedited and on a first submitted, first published basis.
Here is the second article of the series, submitted by Michelle Morin of the CAQ – Coalition Avenir Québec.
Michelle Morin, the candidate for change in Westmount-St-Louis
When I accepted to run for the Coalition Avenir Québec in the riding of Westmount-St-Louis, I knew that I would face a great challenge.
For close to 50 years, it has been voting Liberal. I understand why voters placed their confidence in the Liberal party: the only other option was a party that was in favour of Quebec’s independence.
In 2018, voters have a real choice. The Coalition Avenir Québec is a party that has put forward a programme that focuses on the economy, healthcare and families. When it comes to constitutional issues, the CAQ is in favour of a proud Quebec within Canada.
I live in the riding of Westmount-St-Louis, I have an MBA from Concordia University, I have 23 years experience in executive management (16 years as company president and 7 years as vice-president) and I have 23 years experience in manufacturing, import/export and International Trade. As an entrepreneur, as a woman and as a mother, the CAQ’s political programme meets my concerns. I am convinced that it will meet yours as well.
A CAQ government will be committed to the following:
- Investing in the renovation of CHSLD and the construction of the Maison des aînés moderne (Modern Senior’s home).
- Investing 200 million a year for home care.
- Increasing the tax credit for family caregivers; building 20 Gilles-Carle homes over the next 10 years.
- Offering non-compulsory pre-kindergarten at 4 years of age in order to facilitate the early detection of learning difficulties among our children. We will able to act more rapidly and thus lower school dropout rates at a later date.
- Extending the REM to Montreal to favour mobility and reduce road congestion.
- Providing all Quebecers with a family physician.
- Making it possible for each person to consult a physician within 36 hours in case of need.
Of course, there are also important issues that are of direct concern to the citizens of Westmount-St-Louis. More specifically, I am thinking of the construction of the Turcot interchange, a project that has a non-negligible impact on the residents of the riding. If elected, I will make it a priority to meet both citizens and the ministry of transport in order to ensure that work proceeds more efficiently and with more concern for the limitation of the impact of the worksite. Clearly, the Liberal government did not properly evaluate the effect of noise and other disturbances on citizens.
To the voters of Westmount-St-Louis, I say: on October 1st, you have a chance to make history by putting an end to Liberal hegemony.
Now, you have an option: Michelle Morin, the candidate of the CAQ.