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QMI Agency August 6, 2012
Original French Text: http://tvanouvelles.ca/lcn/infos/national/archives/2012/08/20120806-083246.html?utm
If elected, PQ candidate Léo Bureau-Blouin will create an interactive Web platform for the citizens of Laval-des-Rapides. He announced this initiative Sunday on Twitter and Facebook, saying he wants to “get citizens more involved in politics using new technologies.”
According to him, this type of platform “would allow citizens to interact with their MP and submit suggestions in a new way.” It would be an “important addition to the regular services already offered by the constituency office.”
Bureau-Blouin would also organize votes via the platform to check the pulse of the population on certain social issues.
“With a simple click of the mouse, citizens will be able to chat with their MP, make suggestions, vote on issues and launch petitions easily. An interactive platform for citizens will have a profound effect on the population’s participation in democracy,” said Bureau-Blouin.
“In the 21st century, MPs have to be connected to their communities. My door will always be open to citizens, but sometimes people don’t have time or aren’t able to make the trip. That’s why I’m committed to putting technology at the service of citizens,” explained Bureau-Blouin.
Léo Bureau-Blouin is a candidate in the Laval-des-Rapides constituency.
Translated from the original French by Translating the printemps érable.
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