MONTREAL, August 8, 2019 – Mr. Jean-Pierre Charbonneau, President of Mouvement Démocratie Nouvelle (MDN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jean-François Delisle to the board of directors of the organisation.
“We are very happy to welcome Mr. Delisle among us. In our collective effort towards better democracy for Quebec, the active involvement of municipal officials is essential to reminding the government to keep on working in the right direction and making itself heard in the regions throughout the process,” declared Mr. Charbonneau.
“I am very proud to offer my services to the MDN at this important time in our history. Quebec has never been as ready as it is now for an electoral system like this”, responded Mr. Delisle.
After more than 10 years working for a mixed proportional system in Quebec, Mr. Delisle will be putting his municipal experience to use for the MDN.
Remember that in the last Quebec election, 75 % of the electorate supported the four political parties (CAQ, QS, PQ and the Green Party of Quebec) who signed the May 2018 agreement committing to electoral reform in the coming term.
For Mr. Delisle, there is no giving up on the opportunity offered to Quebecers. “We have to ensure that the CAQ respects its commitment to electoral reform and tables a bill by October 1 so that it can be adopted in time for the next election in 2022. It is not just a matter of asking the government to respect its electoral promise and avoid cynicism; the fundamental thing is to respect the people of Quebec which has observed, election after election, that their voice does not really count,”
About Jean-François Delisle : Jean-François Delisle has been a member of the city council in Thetford Mines since November 2013. He also is a co-ordinator, coach and teacher at the ASP in starting a business at Le Tremplin Professional Training Center. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Laval University and a master’s degree from l’École Nationale d’Administration Publique (ENAP).