Cornwall ON – SD&SG Liberal candidate Bernadette Clement had a busy weekend as she hit the pavement and knocked doors in Morrisburg, Iroquois and Cornwall hitting the open house at the local Armoury to show her support for our troops.
We also received this release from her on her role in releasing the new Liberal platform:
Ottawa- Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry Liberal candidate Bernadette Clement played a prominent role in Ottawa on Sunday, April 3, 2011 when Liberal party leader Michael Ignatieff released the Liberal platform featuring the Liberal’s five point plan to strengthen families, in the” Liberal Family Pack.”
For Ms. Clement this is the first time a local Liberal candidate has been asked to play a prominent role in unveiling the party platform. It was also a first for Canadian politics in that no other national party has launched their platform in an streamed live and on line town hall meeting form that drew thousands of participants from coast to coast to coast, plus national television and media coverage.
Ms. Clement was introduced by Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff and asked to explain the “Stronger Public Pensions” policy being proposed by the Liberals in their five point family pack platform.
“I was honoured when invited by the leader to pre tape this segment and explain how we as Liberals will act to enhance the Canada Pension Plan to make it easier for retirement, and provide help for low income seniors,” said Ms. Clement.
Ms. Clement was one of four Liberal candidates across the country who was asked to play a role in the platform unveiling.
Other points in the platform included the Liberal Canadian Learning passport, to help families pay for college and university. Early childhood learning and care to create more high quality affordable child care spaces. Family care to help family caregivers take time off from work to care for sick loved ones, and to help with the costs of caregiving. A green renovation tax credit to help families save on energy costs while helping the environment.
“We as Liberals have listened to Canadians over the past two and a half years and have presented a platform that truly reflects the needs and interests of Canadian families. I look forward to talking to residents of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry over the remaining days of this campaign and demonstrate to them with our platform book that the Liberal alternative is one of hope and in the real interests of Canadian families,” said Ms. Clement.