Spring is here and with the new season comes our new newsletter full of thoughtful articles. We are preparing for a potential provincial spring election so read on to see how you can become involved. You can read the newsletter online here OWN Newsletter 21Mar14.
Alex Cullen was acclaimed as the new Provincial NDP candidate in the Ottawa West-Nepean riding at a meeting of the local NDP Riding Association on Thursday, June 27, 2013. Alex was introduced by Paul Dewar, Member of Parliament and Foreign Affairs critic for the New Democratic Party of Canada. The meeting was well attended by members of the Ottawa West-Nepean NDP and others. The meeting was chaired by riding president Marlene Rivier. "The entry of an NDP candidate of the caliber of Alex Cullen transforms this traditional swing riding into a clear three way race", says Rivier.
Alex has held this riding before after winning it in a by-election in 1997. He has also been councillor for Bay Ward and ran for Mayor of the City of Ottawa in 2010.
Alex Cullen has a proven record as a progressive active in his community, from local community activist to Ottawa City Hall and Queen`s Park, and in the non-profit sector. An economist by training , Alex has worked in the private sector and the public sector while finding time to be a school council chair, community association president and service club president while raising a family. Go to alexcullen.ca for more information about Alex.
Following the nomination meeting, the provincial and federal riding associations held their respective Annual General Meetings. Riding executives were chosen for the coming year, during which many observers expect there may be a provincial election in Ontario. Oliver Kent, president of the Ottawa Centre Federal NDP Riding Association, presided over the election of the executive. The new riding executive is posted under About the Riding Associations.
The riding association is pleased to announce that Paul Dewar, Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre (NDP) has accepted an invitation to speak at our upcoming AGM and Nomination Meeting.
Paul Dewar was first elected to the House of Commons in the 2006 federal election. He serves as the Official Opposition Critic for Foreign Affairs and was a candidate for the leadership of the NDP. Before entering politics he was an elementary school teacher in Ottawa.
The Annual General Meeting and the Provincial Nomination Meeting, announced here recently and by notice to the membership this past week, will be held on June 27, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at:
Woodroffe United Church (Scout Hall),
207 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa
(on east side of Woodroffe north of Carling Avenue and south of Richmond Road. Parking at rear).
Note the room change. The room we had originally booked is not available.
Come to the meeting to hear Paul, and take part in nominating Ottawa West-Nepean NDP's provincial candidate and the riding association executives for the coming year. We warmly invite members of the public to attend.
Only members in good standing of the Ottawa West-Nepean NDP Riding Association are permitted to vote for the Riding Association executive. NDP members in good standing who reside in Ottawa West-Nepean are eligible to vote for our new candidate for the Ontario NDP. Members may renew at the meeting.
For more information, see our Contact Page.
Hope to see you there!