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Over 50 people attended the OWN NDP Forum on the Future of Work on February 19th at Algonquin College, hearing from Guy Caron, Parliamentary Leader of the NDP & MP Rimouski (who subbed in for Charlie Angus, who was dealing with SNC-Lavalin business for the NDP), Angella MacEwen (CUPE) and Emily Norgang (CLC). A lively, informative session!

Thanks to Chandra Pasma of the OWN NDP for organizing this and to Philippe Parisot of the Algonquin College NDP Club for co-hosting.

Guy Caron, MP for Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques
Alex Cullen (Ottawa West-Nepean NDP President) and Angella MacEwen (Senior Economist at CUPE National)

Many NDP members came out to the Ottawa West-Nepean NDP Annual General Meeting at Maki House this past Thursday. Melissa Bruno, National Director of the Federal NDP, spoke to us about the path to the October 2019 federal election. We also heard our candidate in the June provincial election, Chandra Pasma, give us her perspective.
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The race for MPP here in Ottawa West—Nepean, which wrapped up on election day June 7, was not only our best in recent history, but ended up being one of the closest in the province. Our candidate, Chandra Pasma, was leading for much of the evening ahead of PC candidate Jeremy Roberts, with Liberal incumbent Bob Chiarelli well behind the frontrunners. While it was clear that Chandra won E-Day results, the Roberts campaign edged us on the Advance Poll vote (which were tabulated late in the count). This enabled the PC candidate to leap past us and gain a 175 vote advantage as the last of the poll results came in - a very close margin as over 50,000 people voted in Ottawa West-Nepean, but not close enough for an official recount.

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