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Canada goes to the polls this October 19th, and the Ottawa West-Nepean NDP Candidate search committee has been busy casting the net for a strong candidate to carry the NDP banner in our riding. There has been considerable interest in the nomination with many inquiries and so far four prospective candidates have received approval through the party's vetting process. They will be introducing themselves to you in coming weeks so watch this space!

A nomination meeting will be held mid summer. You must be a member in good standing for 30 days prior to the meeting so make sure your membership is up to date. A social event is planned for late June to give you an opportunity to meet the prospective candidates in person.
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The Ottawa West-Nepean Federal NDP will be hosting:

Pundits Panel – The View From Here

at the Travelodge Hotel Ottawa West, 1376 Carling Ave (just off the Queensway) on Saturday, March 7 at 7 pm.

Please join us and our panellists

  • Kathleen Monk (appears on CBC's Power&Politics and The National's Insiders Panel)
  • Robin MacLachlan (Summa Strategies, appears on CBC's Power&Politics)

for an insiders discussion on the coming federal election

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Complimentary Canapés
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2013 NDP Federal Convention Floor

The Ottawa West-Nepean NDP sent a contingent of seven delegates to the Federal NDP Convention in Montreal on the week-end of April 12-14th. The convention is the largest that the NDP has ever held, with over 2,000 delegates in attendance.

Attending from our riding were executive members Marlene Rivier, Shelley Rivier, Alex Cullen, Peter Black, Dale Woloshin and Jim Patterson as well as three other riding members.

This being a policy convention, much of the week-end was spent in policy debates. Among many other resolutions, the delegates gave strong support for an updated preamble to the NDP Federal Constitution. Also of note was the re-election of Rebecca Blaikie as the President of the party (Rebecca has been serving as interim president).

You can view a few pictures of the convention on the Federal NDP web site or, for a more local perspective, check out John Hansen's Convention Album. (John Hansen was a delegate from Carleton-Mississippi Mills, where he is also the Vice President of the Federal Riding Association).