March 20, 2012
By Hugo Rodrigues
In the rushed days prior to the NDP leadership convention, candidate Peggy Nash made time Tuesday in Brantford for a few more stops – her last of the campaign.
With 15% of local members having already voted by advance ballot, Nash met with supporters at the Brantford District Labour Centre in the afternoon and at the Piston Broke Pub in the evening. It was one last visit to discuss issues and express how excited New Democrats are to renew the leadership of their party.
“There’s an enormous amount of energy and optimism. We’ve increased our membership over 50% over the course of the leadership campaign, which is pretty significant,” Nash said at the labour centre. “The (national) media is saying boring, that we’re not engaged. It’s because they’re sitting in Ottawa writing their stories.”