We are delighted that the NDP’s Chandra Pasma has achieved victory in Thursday’s provincial election. This is a historic first and comes as a result of hard work and commitment from many people. Chandra impressed the community with her knowledge and engagement. After her victory she said, “The people of Ottawa West-Nepean chose hope today. They said no to Doug Ford’s cuts and privatization.”
Our 2021 Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday, December 9th by Zoom. Chandra Pasma gave her President's report covering the recent federal election campaign, in which we continued to grow our vote share, and the upcoming provincial election. Federal Financial Agent Dan O'Hagan and Provincial CFO Jim Patterson presented financial reports.
Election of the new executive was the next order of business. Christina Doyle is moving from Vice President to President. Donna Mayer is joining the executive as Vice President. Dan O'Hagan is staying on as Federal Financial Agent, and Jim Patterson as Provincial CFO. Debra Mair will continue as Secretary. The executive also includes representatives for LGBTQ, Women, Disability and Youth issues, two delegates to Provincial Council and several members-at-large.
Since a Provincial Convention is being held next February, we also chose delegates for convention at the meeting. Two delegate spots remain open, so interested members should contact the riding association. We also adopted resolutions on transition-related health care, basic income, and electoral reform.
At their online nomination meeting, New Democrats in Ottawa West-Nepean selected Chandra Pasma as their NDP candidate for the 2022 provincial election. Chandra is an anti-poverty activist and Canadian Union of Public Employees policy researcher.
In 2018, Chandra came within 175 votes of winning Ottawa West-Nepean. Unfortunately, the riding has not been well served by the Ford government and residents are eager for change.
Special guest and Leader of the Ontario NDP, Andrea Horwath, praised Chandra Pasma for her energy, her innovative ideas and commitment to the community. “She's an amazing candidate. And with your help, she’s going to be the next MPP for Ottawa West-Nepean. “...continue reading "Chandra Pasma to be the next Ontario NDP candidate for Ottawa West-Nepean"