Invitation - First NPDQ Council Meeting

Invitation - First NPDQ Council Meeting

You have your word to say.

Dear Members of the NPD-Québec (NPDQ),

The general election is fast approaching, and as we all have known from the get-go, this first year of existence means the party must double up on our efforts to offer Quebeckers a true positive and pragmatic vision.

The election of Raphaël Fortin as our NPDQ leader was when our party took a pre-electoral shift, in anticipation of this Fall’s general election. We now need to establish the planks of our platform for this election. As party members, you are part of this process.

If the NPDQ had a long history, we would have gone the traditional method of holding a party convention, during which resolutions are adopted, and having them added to the policy book, until finally from this policy book emerges an electoral platform. It’s a process that can take years, and time is not a luxury that we have right now, a few months out from the election. We must imagine, innovate, and be bold all while respecting our principles.

The approach adopted by your executive committee is to submit to the membership a draft of an election platform, which will be debated and discussed thoroughly during the first NPDQ General Council meeting.

WHAT : First NPDQ General Council Meeting

WHEN : Sunday, May 6, 2018, from 9 AM to 5 PM

WHERE : Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1255 Jeanne-Mance, Montreal (

PARTICIPANTS (with voting rights):

  • The NPDQ executive committee members
  • Two (2) delegates per recognized regional association

OBSERVERS : All party members are invited.

This approach will give us the time and the flexibility to regional associations to organize local meetings with their members.

The draft will be available as of mid-April. As your opinion is valued, I invite you to participate in improving the draft that will be presented. It’s quite rare in today’s political landscape that a political party consults its membership directly when elaborating their election platform.

  • Which elements of the platform are most important to you?
  • What is missing from the document that you would have liked to see, from a strategic point of view?

Above are two examples of questions that can be asked at the May 6th council meeting, the answers to which will serve as a basis for discussion.

The provincial election is knocking at our door. Quebeckers do not want the status quo, and the alternatives are already known. I urge you to help create a new and better Québec.

Thank you for your precious collaboration,

Denis Blanchette
President of the NPDQ

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