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BRANTFORD, ON – NDP leadership candidate Paul Dewar will campaign in Brantford on Wednesday, December 14th.  

Mr. Dewar is a former aid worker in Nicaragua, public school teacher, and teachers’ federation vice president.  In 2006 he was elected Member of Parliament for Ottawa-Centre, and in 2007 he was appointed Foreign Affairs critic under Jack Layton.

“I believe together we can build a stronger, more caring Canada,” said Dewar. “I’m traveling the country to talk to families about the issues they care about and earn their support to form Canada’s next government.  Brant is a great example of a community where we can work together, engage residents and elect New Democrats so we can build a more progressive country.”

This will not be Dewar’s first time hearing from the people of Brant.  During the Harper Government’s unpopular prorogation of Parliament Dewar held meetings with Brant NDP Federal Candidate Marc Laferriere and Brant NDP Secretary Neil Macdonald regarding the recognition of foreign credentials, support for military families, and ways to engage youth.


“Paul’s and his team have always been a big help to us in the riding and we are happy to have Paul include Brantford in his leadership campaign tour,” said Brant NDP Secretary Neil Macdonald.  “Paul was actually my MP when I lived in Ottawa.  I know from first hand experience how smart, friendly and hard-working he is.  We hope as many people as possible join us Wednesday to talk about the country and the specific issues in our riding.” 

“I’ve heard a lot about Brant and I’m excited to hear more during the visit,” said Dewar.

Brant NDP Federal Candidate Marc Laferriere recently spoke with Mr. Dewar when they both presented at this year’s Ontario New Democratic Youth Convention in Sudbury Ontario.  

“I asked Paul at that event if he would like to make a trip to Brant and he readily agreed,” said Laferriere.  “It is great to see an interest in our riding during this leadership race.  It is a good sign for us as we look towards the 2015 federal election.  We want the people of Brant, no matter who they support for leader, to get involved and engaged.  A one member, one vote race for leader is very exciting because it allows people to really participate.  This is especially true when we have leadership candidates visit our ever-growing riding.”

During his time in Brantford, Mr. Dewar will meet with community leaders and NDP party members and participate in a campaign meet and greet at The Piston Broke Pub in Harmony Square.


What: NDP leadership candidate Paul Dewar to campaign in Brantford

Where: The Piston Broke Pub, 93 Dalhousie St, Brantford, 7pm – 9pm.


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