Message from the candidate
I am honoured to represent the dynamic constituency of Alfred-Pellan, part of the ever-growing region of Laval. Representative of a contemporary Quebec, the riding is wealthy in its ethno cultural diversity, its multilingualism and its generational and social mix.
Alfred-Pellan offers an enviable balance between urban and rural environments. It symbolizes urbanism with its industrial park creating employment, paralleled with the wealth of the rural environment with Papineau’s farms and the extensive agricultural lands of Saint-François, in addition to the Centre de la Nature, a vast green space adapted to outdoor activities of all seasons. We also find in the riding a sugar shack, an artisan cheese factory and a chocolate factory.
Several French and English schools in Alfred-Pellan answer the needs of a growing population, as well as professional institutes such as the “Centre de Formation Horticole” and the “Institut de protection contre les incendies du Québec”.
Alfred-Pellan offers families an exceptional quality of life and a privileged environment to raise young children. The leisure activities in the riding also make of it a haven for seniors.
The constituency is composed of a harmonious mix of Canadian-born residents and immigrants from over 25 different countries, mainly Italians, Haitians, Portuguese, Lebanese and Romanians, who live together in a peaceful atmosphere of sharing and exchange.
For several years, I have worked with residents of all ages and professional horizons which makes me well aware of the socio-economic realities. I am fluent in French, English and Italian, and this makes it easy to communicate with constituents, allowing me to better understand their needs and expectations. Born to a family with strong values of sharing and mutual aid, I am and will always be geared towards community action and I assure my constituents of Alfred-Pellan A Real Presence!
My constant interaction with the local residents allows me to be attentive to their needs and aware of what they want. I undertake to turn this attention into action once elected.
My main motivation is my strong will to better the living conditions of our senior citizens. I have had that mission at heart for a long time, especially since I had to become a natural caregiver. This reality brings me closer to those who have to face daily the challenges of such situations, and reinforces my understanding and empathy towards them.
I am confident that the Liberal Party of Canada, where I have been actively engaged since the age of 16, is the ideal vehicle to mobilize the forces of the residents of Alfred-Pellan.
I am convinced that the time has come to renew our ways of doing politics in order to re-establish the trust between the voters and our elected officials. My objective will be to work relentlessly towards the accomplishment of a concrete and coherent program that reflects clearly and realistically your true concerns.
Looking forward to bringing you A Real Presence!
Angelo G. Iacono