Peggy Nash nabs support of United Steelworkers Toronto Area Council

Toronto / January 23, 2012 – At a recent meeting, the United Steelworkers Toronto Area Council voted overwhelmingly in favour of endorsing Peggy Nash, MP (Parkdale–High Park), in her candidacy for the leadership of the New Democratic Party of Canada.

“Peggy’s leadership can bring about the real progressive change that working people need,” said Carolyn Egan, President of the Toronto Area Council.

Mike Seaward, Chair of the Council’s Political Action Committee added: “Peggy understands how badly the manufacturing sector has been decimated. She is the one person who can bring back good-paying jobs that have pensions.”

“I am truly honoured to have the valuable support of this Council,” said Nash. “I share its goals of protecting workers’ rights and building a stronger and more just economy.”

The United Steelworkers Toronto Area Council represents 13,000 workers in the Greater Toronto Area.

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“I am endorsing Peggy because I believe that she has everything it takes to be a strong vibrant leader, with the unique skill of being a consensus builder. She is just what we need as leader of the Official Opposition and our next Prime Minister.”

Pam Birdsall, MLA

Lunenburg, NS
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