The Oakville New Democratic Party is holding its nomination meeting on Tuesday, May 1 to choose its candidate for the June 7, 2018 Ontario election. It will be held at Queen Elizabeth Park Community Centre at 2302 Bridge Road in Oakville (fully accessible). Registration is from 6:30 pm to 6:59 pm, and the event begins at 7 pm.
Two highly-experienced and noteworthy candidates are putting their names forward for the nomination: Federal Oakville NDP President and social activist Lesley Sprague, and Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) local political action committee chair Jerome Adamo.
Jerome Adamo, 46, has lived in Oakville with his partner and twin sons for nine years. He is an early childhood educator with the Halton District School Board and an executive member of the Oakville District Labour Council. “The answer to make things better for people,” says Adamo, “is to embrace investment and prevention as the key to future need. Not the other way around. It’s time to end the twenty-year disappointment of Conservative and Liberal neglect with a government of change.”
Lesley Sprague is a member of Poverty Free Halton and a founding member of the Halton Healthcare, Mental Health, Community Advisory Committee, and is a strong advocate for accessibility for all. Lesley is also an activist and executive member of the Oakville NDP riding association. Her experience in front-line hospital and long-term care support work drives her passion to improve, as she says, “services that are delivered with a sense of purpose and dignity, services that actually help.”
Provincial Oakville NDP Riding Association President Diana Clarke is excited about the upcoming nomination meeting. “We have two really outstanding candidates, both with a wide range of political and leadership experience, and both with a burning desire to make Ontario a better place for working people,” she says. “I think our membership will actually have a tough decision to make.”
Riding Association Communications Director Sean Cain is inspired by the increasing poll numbers of the NDP provincially. “Numerous polls show that Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is the most liked and trusted out of the main three,” he says, “and our party support is improving throughout the province.”
Like in previous elections, the NDP is looking forward to providing a voice and vote for the working people of Oakville. “The province of Ontario needs change,” says Clarke. “After two decades of Conservative and Liberal rule, the NDP is providing a real alternative for those in Oakville who care about workers’ rights, environmental sustainability and social justice.”
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