Endorsements keep rolling in for Peggy Nash
Three new provincial politicians announce support
Toronto / 19 March 2012 – Peggy Nash, MP for Parkdale—High Park, counts three more provincial politicians among her growing list of supporters.
Highly respected in Nova Scotia for his work as a community volunteer and social justice advocate, Leonard Preyra, MLA for Halifax Citadel and Chair of Political Science at St. Mary’s University (on leave) issued a statement to regional press outlining his reasons for throwing support to Nash.
“Our new leader must be able to communicate the party’s position in a calm, constructive, and straightforward manner. Because she has these qualities and more, and because she would make an outstanding leader of the Official Opposition & prime minister in waiting, I will vote for Peggy,” said Preyra.
Former BC Minister of Finance, Elizabeth Cull, cited Nash’s experience as finance and industry critic, as well as years as a negotiator in the auto and airline sectors, as reasons for backing her.
Cindy Forster, MPP for Welland, critic for Municipal Affairs and Housing, and former mayor, decided to support Nash because of her proven record and ability to inspire: “Few of us in Ontario need to be sold on Peggy’s talent, passion, and commitment to unifying progressives and defending our social democratic values” (former Welland MPP, Peter Kormos, has also endorsed Nash).
Nash now counts among her formal endorsers nine NDP caucus colleagues, 12 provincial politicians, 13 municipal leaders, and 28 movement leaders.
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