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Like many Canadians, members of the Ottawa West-Nepean NDP have been following the public debate about democrtatic reform, and participated recently in Ottawa West-Nepean MP Anita Vandenbeld's townhall on democratic reform, to promote proportional representation (the NDP's position) as the better alternative.

You can view a copy of our handout here.

A general meeting of the Ottawa West—Nepean Federal NDP has been called to nominate a candidate to represent the Federal NDP in the upcoming General Election on October 19, 2015. Everyone is welcome.

The meeting is being held at the Ukrainian Hall, 1000 Byron Ave. (map) on Tuesday, August 25 at 7:00pm (6:30pm Meet and Greet)

All current members who live in the riding and who have been a member for at least 30 days before the meeting are eligible to vote in the nomination election and participate in the exciting process of selecting our next NDP candidate.

Below is a brief intro to each of our nominees for NDP Candidate in Ottawa West-Nepean. Click on a picture or name to get more details on any of them from our web site.

Alex Cullen

Alex lives in Ottawa West-Nepean and has raised a family here. He has represented our community at the school board, City Hall, and at Queen’s Park as MPP. A long-time member of the Ottawa West-Nepean NDP, currently he is the Parliamentary Assistant to York South-Weston MP Mike Sullivan (NDP).

For more information, click here.

Marlene Rivier

I am the president of the Ottawa West-Nepean NDP riding association and have enjoyed the privilege of representing the riding as the candidate during the tumultuous minority government years. During this time our team quadrupled the NDP vote in Ottawa West-Nepean and we believe we are now within striking distance of winning the riding. Since the NDP became the Official Opposition in 2011 I have been working with the presidents of the other Ottawa area ridings in preparing regional strategies for 2015. We are determined to paint Ottawa orange in October. Are you ready?

For more information, click here.

Shawn Sutherland
Shawn Sutherland

Shawn Sutherland

  • Hard working communications assistant to three NDP leaders including the late Jack Layton, Nycole Turmel, and now Tom Mulcair.
  • Dedicated to community service having volunteered in a variety of settings and capacities including volunteer at Carlingview Manor Long Term Care Home, Compassion Director for the Meeting House – Ottawa site, and assisting several local organizations that provide support to homeless individuals.
  • Proud resident of Ottawa West-Nepean with his wife Heather and their four-year-old daughter Hannah.

For more information, click here.

Leap-Manifesto-Community-Forum-PosterMK-copy3The Leap Manifesto will continue to be a major topic of discussion within the NDP over the next two years.

So all NDP members may be interested in attending a Leap Manifesto community forum being organized by Ottawa Leap supporters on Tuesday, June 14 at 7 pm in Ottawa City Hall's Jean Pigott Hall.

Billed as "an open and critical discussion about the Leap Manifesto," the event will feature:

  • Avi Lewis, documentary filmmaker and Leap Manifesto co-author
  • Verna McGregor, Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, Minwaashin Lodge
  • Larry Rousseau, PSAC regional executive vice president
  • Ken Smith, president of Unifor Local 707A (Fort McMurray)

Again, this not an NDP event, but a community event that may be of interest to New Democrats.

Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served.

For Facebook users, here's a link to the event.