date Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 9:09 AM
Dear Quebec's Conservatives:
I am writing to you today to announce a few changes I have decided to make to the organization of our Party in Quebec.
For personal reasons, Claude Durand, Director of Political Operations in Quebec, has decided to quit her job as of January 31.
I want to thank Claude for her hard work over the last year.
With you, Claude and her team have accomplished a lot in a short time. Regional Councils have been created, nominations meetings were held, candidates were appointed, and, thanks mainly to the leadership of our leader and Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, Bernard Généreux was elected at the by-election in Montmagny-L'Islet-Kamouraska-Rivière-du-Loup.
Claude's departure gave me the opportunity to reflect on the organization.
I have decided to change our organizational structure to better respond to the current and future needs of our Party and our activists.
Ghislain Maltais, who, until recently, was a Regional Organizer, becomes Director of Field Operations for Quebec. Ghislain has a long political experience, and has developed an important network. I am pleased that he has accepted to focus on field operations. I have every confidence in him.
Joseph Soares , who, until recently, worked for the Prime Minister Office, is now Manager, Quebec Voters Relations Program. Joseph has worked for several winning election campaigns, including Bernard Généreux's. He has a deep knowledge of CIMS and the internal processes of our Party, in Quebec as in Ottawa. I asked him to focus on our relations with voters. I am confident he will be able to meet that challenge.
Although some adjustments will have to be made in the coming weeks and months, the work of the organization for riding associations will mainly be unchanged.
The Regional Organizers are Louis-Philippe Trudel for the Greater Montreal Area, Mathieu Campion for certain ridings in Quebec Region, and Jacques Morand for certain ridings in rural areas.
In closing, I would like to thank you for your implication.