The endorsements


Nathan Cullen wins the blessings of Fin Donnelly and Alex Atamanenko.

Atamanenko, a three-term MP first elected in 2006, said Cullen’s support for voting reform and openness to doing politics differently were key factors. He also said Cullen’s ideas on rural issues, including food security and the Canadian Wheat Board, helped. “The fact is that to defeat Stephen Harper, we’re going to have to win Conservative seats outside big cities,” he said. “Nathan Cullen’s record of bringing urban and rural people together is a big plus.”

Messrs Donnelly and Atamanenko are Mr. Cullen’s first two endorsements from the NDP caucus. Excluding Olivia Chow and interim leader Nycole Turmel, who will remain neutral, that leaves 31 NDP MPs unaligned.


The endorsements

  1. They picked the right person.  I think Nathan Cullen is the best of a strong group of leadership Candidates.  

  2. MPs Donnelly and Atamanenko have made the right choice by endorsing Nathan Cullen.

  3. Great endorsements! Nathan is the best canidate with the passion and a cooperative plan to actually win against Harper. Policies are great, however you must win first!

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