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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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The Ottawa West-Nepean NDP Executive is pleased to announce, following a comprehensive candidate search as mandated by the Ontario NDP, that we have recruited a stellar candidate – Chandra Pasma, a longtime New Democrat who lives in our community and brings policy expertise to this election (see her biography) – to represent the NDP in Ottawa West-Nepean in the forthcoming provincial election.

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Ottawa West-Nepean NDP hosted a Forum on Basic Income on April 10, open to all Ottawa area NDP members. Many interested citizens came out, from as far away as Kingston, Ontario.

Forum on Basic Income emcee and panel
Jamie Masse, Daniel Blaikie, Chandra Pasma and Guy Caron

The forum was emceed by Jamie Masse, and included a panel of experts on the subject:

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