HÉLÈNE LEBLANC STATEMENT ON CO-OPERATIVES WEEK 2014

Oct 16, 2014
October 15th, 2014 - 1:59pm

Ottawa  —  Hélène LeBlanc, MP for LaSalle-Émard and official opposition critic for co-operatives is pleased to celebrate Co-operative Week 2014 from October 13 to 19 and the International Day of Credit Unions on October 16.

“The theme of Cooperative Week this year is “Think Co-operative.” This is the ideal moment for the co-operative movement to mobilise its members in order to promote the advantages of the co-operative and mutual model in Canada. At the same time, it provides an opportunity for different levels of government to recognize the positive impact of co-operatives on the creation and preservation of local jobs, on the provision of services across many sectors, and on the development of our communities,” said Ms. LeBlanc.

“Canada is a global pioneer among the co-operative movement. Our co-operatives are strong, innovative, and engaged with the community. The government must contribute to the development of co-operatives by creating favourable legislative measures so that Canada can remain a world leader in the development of the co-operative sector.”

“I would like to wish an excellent Co-operatives Week to all of the members and employees of the more than 9000 co-operatives and credit unions in Canada. Your work and engagement has a critical impact on social and economic development in our country,” Ms. LeBlanc concluded.