(Sept-Iles) Surprise the Liberals. Despite losing the nomination in Manicouagan on the North Shore, The Sun has learned that Justin Trudeau will trust Aboriginal leader Michèle Audette in Terrebonne.
The candidacy of the former president of the Native Women’s Association should be formalized today. “Yes, it’s true that I accepted this great challenge,” confirmed the main interested honoring since May, a warrant for the École nationale d’administration publique de Québec (ENAP).
“There is a momentum which we must roll up our sleeves and stand together to make a real change and pack the Conservative government and Mr. [Stephen] Harper”, already pounding Métis Uashat mak Mani-Utenam, near Sept -He is. Michèle Audette intends to be at the ground in Terrebonne beginning Monday.
“I want to meet more people, that’s it, my strength, that’s what I like,” says Ms. Audette, although it agrees that the bet is risky. In 2011, the orange wave swept Terrebonne-Blainville (before redistribution), dislodging the Bloc Quebecois and leaving a low 8.5% in the Liberal Party of Canada.
“These are facts in the political history, but that does not stop me, and do not scare me, to live that experience to the maximum. This is to tell people: “You are offered a choice, a plan, then trust me ‘,” says the 44 year old woman.
The survey CROP- The Sun and La Presse announced Thursday giving a big lead the New Democratic Party in Quebec does not flinching liberal, at the dawn of his jump into the political arena. “What will say the polls, it could perhaps influence people, but on the ground, do not be fooled, we must continue,” she says.
Well known media face, particularly for wearing around the country and even to the United Nations because of missing or murdered Aboriginal women in Canada, the star candidate says she would “not be surprised” to be sought on different forums “to publicize the plan and values” of the party.
Michèle Audette is also never stayed far from the Liberal Party of Canada after losing his battle for the nomination in Manicouagan, in March. More recently, she participated “as a special advisor” to the development and analysis of Justin Trudeau’s promise to inject $ 3.3 billion over four years in Aboriginal education.
When asked whether his presence in politics could boost voting among Aboriginal people, Michèle Audette says she hope. “I see myself as a citizen who wants to be part of a change, if it can help people to mobilize, to gather, the better”, expresses the candidate, born of a father and a Quebecois Innu mother. “I wear two great nations in me, I’m blessed in terms of culture and we should trust people like me to be part of the changes we demand,” she continues.
Michèle Audette was at the helm of the Native Women’s Association of Quebec, before being appointed Associate Deputy Minister responsible for the Secretariat for Women of the Government of Quebec in 2003. In 2012 she took over the reins of the Association Aboriginal women in Canada.
Harper Government inaction on the issue of crimes against women of First Nations in the country entices entering politics in 2014. During the 2015 campaign, Michèle Audette withdraws from ENAP where she participated in the establishment of a study devoted to the Aboriginal Public Administration program.
In Terrebonne, the liberal will face another star candidate, this time among conservatives, Michel Surprenant, the father of Julie Surprenant disappeared in 1999. A struggle where values may overlap, Mr. Surprenant being cofounder Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu from the Association of Families of Persons Assassinated or Disappeared.
Terrebonne is in the hands of the NDP since 2011. Charmaine Borg Michel Boudrias is also defending the colors of the Bloc Quebecois.