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With health care worker Marlene Rivier as the NDP candidate for Ottawa West Nepean, the number of people in the riding voting NDP has quadrupled over the past four elections. During a packed nomination meeting at the Ukrainian Hall on Byron Street on Aug. 25, members of the party once again chose Rivier as their candidate.

“We are now so well placed to win this riding,” Rivier told the crowd of hundreds during the meeting. “It’s an open seat and the Liberal and Conservative candidates do not have a national profile. The Liberal vote is in decline, while the NDP vote is trending upwards.”
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Reposted from a communication from:

Michael Roy
Digital Director
Canada’s New Democrats

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.

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