April 4, 2007

The Real Rock of the Quebec Liberal Party Calls it a Career

We all suspected this to be the case a few months ago, but it was finally confirmed today that Lucienne Robillard will not run again in the next federal election. A mainstay on the Quebec political scene since the late 80s, Mme. Robillard has been a force behind the scenes in the Bourassa, Chretien, and Martin governments. Her experience and wisdom taught us many things. Her unshakable calmness gave us comfort, even when times were dire. Most of all, her sense of humor (oh, she had one) always left us smiling.

First Liza and now Lucienne, Quebec Liberals have lost two major forces in the party, and given that most of the other Cabinet members from Quebec are also gone, many of us are left wondering who will step in to fill the void. (Are Robillard and Frulla really letting the way for…Justin Trudeau?...shudder)

But none of that…

Today is a day for celebration of a great political career.

Merci beaucoup Lucienne, si vos successeurs sont aussi sage comme vous, je me considérai chanceux.

6 Commentaires:

Blogger Jason a dit...

Agree with you 100%!

Lucienne Robillard was a strong force in the federal Parliament, and a very nice and truly genuine politician. After having the pleasure of meeting her at convention, I can understand why the people in her riding keep electing her.

Thank you Ms. Robillard for your service to Canada!

4/04/2007 8:32 PM  
Blogger DivaRachel a dit...

Wasn't Lucienne appointed?

4/04/2007 9:02 PM  
Blogger Brian Appel a dit...

I also had the pleasure of meeting Madame Robillard and she is a pleasant, energetic and very approachable woman. It's a shame to lose her, and it'll be difficult to find a good candidate to fill her space in Westmount-Ville Marie. The riding, as well, is one of the most vulnerable in Montreal(if not THE most vulnerable) to capture by the Conservatives and, possibly, the NDP. I wonder if John Turner would like one more go? :)

4/05/2007 6:44 AM  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

lol vulnerable as in...this time it may go by 10 000 in stead of 15 000?

dont worry...Westmount will stay Liberal

4/05/2007 9:14 AM  
Blogger JW Kwasnik a dit...

Thanks for posting this!
Madame Robillard is an incredible woman.
There are some big shoes to fill in W V-M.

4/05/2007 9:18 AM  
Blogger andrewridgeley a dit...

brian,

The NDP will win a riding in Québec when Ségolène Royal is elected president of France.

(http://www.ipsos.fr/presidentielle-2007/)

4/08/2007 3:36 PM  

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