Jean-François Larose betrays the memory of Jack Layton

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 21, 2014 

JEAN-FRANÇOIS LAROSE BETRAYS THE MEMORY OF JACK LAYTON

 

OTTAWA – The NDP caucus has criticized Repentigny MP Jean-François Larose for his decision to join a regional party.

“This is a clear-cut act of disloyalty and betrayal of the memory of Jack Layton, along with the democratic choice of Repentigny voters,” said the President of the NDP’s Quebec caucus, Robert Aubin (Trois-Rivières).

The NDP believes that MPs must respect the will of voters – a fundamental principle in our democracy.  As a result, we unanimously voted in favour of a bill that would force defectors to step down before attempting to be elected under another party banner. 

“Larose voted for this bill. Therefore, I would ask that he demonstrate that he is a man of principle and immediately step down in order to force a by-election in Repentigny ,” added Quebec caucus Vice-President, Élaine Michaud (Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier).

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