CSN’s current president, Jacques Letorne, has announced that he will be running for mayoral candidate next November. Tap.
The union leader confirmed in an interview that the current mayor would resign from his post to take over the head of Action Language, Sylvie’s parent party, and succeed him in town hall. “We’re going to be there to win,” he said Tap, “This is an extension of my union commitment, but in society,” Mr Letorno said in an interview.
The new politician has no great major promise except to work hard. “Actually my primary goal is to improve the number of people living in Longyouil. ”
Mr. Letornue lived in Langueil for “two and a half years,” but pointed out that he had previously worked on the South Coast. His last job before the start of his union career was at Charles-Le Moin Hospital in the borough of Greenfield Park.
A historian by training, he has been President of CSN since 2012. His resignation was announced on Wednesday and will take effect from next June. Municipal elections will be held in November. The mayor indicated that the parent had not already asked for another word.
“Not a very ideological person”
Action Language examines his interest in municipal politics. Mr. Letorno initially refused, thinking about it again, before trying his luck.
The decision is not so easy. “I’ve been with CSN for 30 years,” he said. This is a chance I have never seen. ”
“When I saw how the Action Language Party worked, I told myself it was in line with my values,” he said. He must first be elected to the party leadership.
Jacques Letorno suggests that his experience for the mayor will depend on his presence on the field and his team strength, rather than on promises or guidelines set out in stone that are linked to specific projects.
“I am very pragmatic. In fact, I am in favor of the distribution of wealth and I am in favor of social development and public service,” he said.
I’m not neoliberal, we’re together. I am not a very ideological person. I was a trade unionist, but I never participated in a political party.
Asked about various issues by Tap, He stressed the importance of improving public transport supply on the south coast (especially with the project to expand the Metropolitan Express Network) and providing space for bicycles. However, he declined to compare himself to Valerie Plante, noting that “everyone relies heavily on their car”.
“Less and less” suburban
But the language is changing, Jacques Letorney said. “It’s been a suburb for a long time, but I think it’s less and less the case,” he said. It is a city of potential and its full potential. ” She saw the challenges of other big cities, especially the real estate fever and rising rents. The union wants a balance between young families who have come to settle down by raising prices and residents who have always lived in the city.
“It’s a very special city: it’s surrounded by very affluent suburbs and Montreal. “There are a lot of affluent areas, there’s a big middle class, it’s made up of a lot of workers, and there are a lot of backward neighborhoods.”
If a trade unionist is elected mayor, should Longhuil employees crack down on champagne with the intention of renewing their collective agreement? “I’m a dialogue person,” he said.
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