Cornwall, ON July 12, 2017 – Guy Lauzon, Member of Parliament for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry gathered today with dozens of friends, family and supporters at the Community Addiction and Mental Health Centre in Cornwall to officially launch his autobiography From Lawbreaker to Lawmaker. The book offers a very special foreword by former Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
The story sheds light on Guy’s personal life and struggles with alcohol addiction. Making his way from an alcoholic, high school dropout to one of the longest serving Members of Parliament in Conservative of Party, Guy is hoping that his story will act as a beacon of hope for everyone who is struggling with an addiction to alcohol, or any other drug, and will help them realize that they are not alone and that their addiction can be overcome.
With the help and support of other sober alcoholics and his unwavering faith, Guy has been able to achieve continuous sobriety, a happy family life, a successful career in business and eventually receiving the honour of being elected to House of Commons. He is currently serving his fifth consecutive term as the MP for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry.
“I truly feel blessed to be able to share my story with all those who may be in a dark place and are seeking a way out”, stated MP Lauzon. “People need to realize that they are not alone in their struggles, that there are hundreds of people who understand what they are going through and are there to lend a hand and a shoulder”.
“Today, it is widely recognized that 1 in 5 of us will experience an addiction or mental health issue in our lifetime. We also know that historically the attention and investments in the addiction and mental health sector has not kept up with the other health care demands. While this is changing, we are pleased that Cornwall Community Hospital, together with our partners, have made decisions and investments to ensure that the needs of this population are met. We thank Mr. Lauzon for sharing his story with us here today!” expressed Jeanette Despatie, President and Chief Executive Officer.
All proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the Community Addiction and Mental Health Centre at the Cornwall Community Hospital.