Laurin Liu MP (Rivière-des-Mille-Îles) was elected on May 2, 2011 with a group of young NDP MP’s. At 21 years of age, Ms. Liu is a strong supporter of grassroots and community organizations and is excited to come to Brant to meet with local residents, youth and later in the afternoon officials from Laurier Brantford.
She will be hosting a casual “Coffee Talk” open to all residents in the area with Brant’s Federal Candidate of Record for the New Democrats Marc Laferriere at The Station Coffee House and Gallery located next to The Brantford Train Station (5 Wadsworth St) on Thursday August 16th from noon-1:00 pm.
“It’s wonderful to include Brantford in our post-secondary tour of the region,” said Liu who will also be visiting Hamilton and Niagara as part of an NDP initiative to reach out to Universities and Colleges in Southern Ontario.”We know how active the Brant NDP has been at teaching young people how to organize at a grassroots level and because of that positive work we’re happy to make a stop in Brant a priority.”
Prior to assuming office, Liu sat on the Board of Directors of a community radio station in Montreal and worked as a journalist for independent community media.
Laurin was also involved in politics during her studies at McGill University. From 2010-2011, she was employed by the Student Society of McGill University, which represents more than 20, 000 members, as the student union’s Political Campaigns Coordinator. She was also an active member of the NDP McGill campus club, and served as the co-president of the youth wing of the NDP (Quebec section) from 2008-2009.
She was named Official Opposition deputy critic for Science and Technology in April 2012. Previously, she was deputy critic for the Environment.