Manitoba MLA Sharon Blady backs Peggy Nash for NDP leadership

Winnipeg / February 1, 2012 – Following a tour stop on Tuesday in Winnipeg, NDP leadership candidate Peggy Nash (MP for Parkdale—High Park) received an endorsement from MLA Sharon Blady.

“Peggy Nash is a leader with a proven track record, a vision for a strong progressive future, and the ability to represent Canada on the world stage,” said Blady.

“Our next leader and next Prime Minister must be able to work with Canadians to build a strong and sustainable economy and advance important social programs like a national childcare strategy. Peggy’s skills as a negotiator, communicator, and advocate make her our best choice.”

“I’m honoured to have Sharon’s support,” said Nash. “Sharon is a strong social democrat and part of one of the most successful NDP governments in history. I intend to repeat that success across the country.”

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“Peggy Nash has a firm grasp of economic issues and an ability to see them from the perspective of working people. She is deeply committed to the NDP. She is the best leader for these troubled times.”

Mel Watkins

Professor of Economics and Political Science
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