Young New Democrat MPs have selected Ève Péclet (La Pointe-de-l’île) as their new chair and Pierre-Luc Dusseault (Sherbrooke) as their vice-chair.
“I’m very proud that my colleagues have placed their trust in me,” said Péclet. “Since being elected, we have all been working tirelessly to represent our constituents and to promote New Democrat values.”
Ève Péclet was elected as the Member of Parliament for La Pointe-de-l’île on May 2, 2011 as part of the NDP Orange Wave, and has taken on the role of Deputy Justice Critic within the Official Opposition’s shadow cabinet.
At just 19 years old, Pierre-Luc Dusseault was elected as the Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke on May 2, 2011 — making history as the youngest MP ever elected to the House of Commons. He is currently serving as Chair of the Government Operations and Estimates Committee.
“Ève and Pierre-Luc are both excellent choices. Their enthusiasm is contagious and they understand the issues like the back of their hand. The NDP is not satisfied just talking about youth involvement in politics – we want youth representation within the party,” said NDP leader Tom Mulcair.