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Claude DeBellefeuille, Member of Parliament for Salaberry-Suroît, gave a report of the parliamentary session during a meeting with local media. She says she is proud of her team and the gains her party has made in the House of Commons.

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Mrs. DeBellefeuille indicates that her riding was entitled to several sums of money from the federal government. A total of $ 1.6 million was donated for the Summer Employment program for youth aged 15 to 30. She also highlights the major investment of $ 2.5 million for recreational and sports infrastructure in the region. She believes the $ 50,000 emergency aid for legions in her riding has helped veterans in these times of crisis.

“This is the result of a busy year during which we saw the fruition of agreements between the Government of Quebec and the Government of Ottawa, in the area of social housing and high speed Internet, for example, explains the Member. We must not underestimate all the efforts and political pressure exerted by several stakeholders, including the Bloc Québécois, so that Quebec expertise can manage its own piece of the pie. Critical projects will move forward in the county. The needs are there and I made sure to make them known.”

In the House

The member for Salaberry-Suroît said she was proud of her work and that of the Bloc Québécois in the Canadian Parliament. The issue of protecting French has returned
to the political agenda thanks to the insistence of her fellow Bloc members. She reminds us that Parliament recognized that Quebec could be incorporated into the Constitution as a francophone nation, then voted in favor of applying the Charter of the French language to businesses under federal jurisdiction.

The high speed internet issue has also been resolved. The Bloc lobbied with Quebec to have the installation contracts awarded by the provincial government. She indicates that Videotron has the contract in Beauharnois-Salaberry as well as in Haut-Saint-Laurent and Cogeco is responsible for the Soulanges region. MP DeBellefeuille knows that the work must be completed at the end of 2022 and will make sure there is no delay.

“Summer has arrived, we are able to deconfine: as they say in the Bloc Québécois, we are going into the blue zone. Looking forward to seeing each other, to greet each other, to meet each other: in short, to find each other again! To a wonderful summer!”

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