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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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Join the Ottawa West-Nepean NDP for a spaghetti dinner and an evening of discussion about women in politics.

Enjoy a delicious spaghetti dinner (gluten free and vegetarian/vegan options available), while our power panel of Theresa Kavanagh (city councilor for Bay Ward), Evelyn Gigantes (former Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa Centre), and Kathleen Monk (former Director of Communications to Jack Layton) talk about what it's like to be a woman working in politics, how things have changed (or not), and what the future might hold.

Tickets are $50 (regular) and $25 (unwaged/low income). For the regular tickets, a federal tax receipt of $25 will be provided. You can purchase tickets on Eventbrite here, Contact us at info@ownndp.ca if you need more information.

Proceeds from the evening will go to the Ottawa West-Nepean Federal NDP to support our campaign in the upcoming federal election.

The Ontario NDP is having its biannual convention this year in Hamilton from June 14th to 16th. Our riding association got together to choose our delegation on Monday evening at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre.

Our riding association president, Alex Cullen, presided over the meeting, which selected six delegates, one youth delegate and two alternates to attend convention. They will be joined by our three Provincial Council delegates.

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