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The Ottawa West-Nepean Federal NDP had a full house for their Spaghetti Dinner and Women in Politics panel held in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Hall. Supporters from across the riding as well as several area ridings came out to help us get ready for our upcoming Federal Election Campaign.

On hand was Angella MacEwen, who chose our event to announce that she will be seeking the nomination to be our NDP candidate. Expect to hear more about our nomination meeting in the coming weeks.

Patrons enjoyed a satisfying meal of spaghetti with choice of salads, and apple pie à la mode for dessert, while talking politics with new and old friends.

After dinner, previous NDP Federal Candidate Marlene Rivier led a discussion of Women in Politics with our panel, former NDP MPP & Minister Evelyn Gigantes, political commentator Kathleen Monk, and City Councillor Theresa Kavanagh. The panelists talked about their own challenges and triumphs in the political sphere, and offered advice to other women who might be considering entering politics themselves.

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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.

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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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