Ottawa

'To harness this great swelling of optimism and energy'

Peggy Nash enters the race to be the next leader of the NDP.

I’m entering the race because I believe the next Prime Minister of Canada must be able to do two things: First, she’s going to have to make sure that our economy works to the benefit of all Canadians, not just the few at the top. But secondly, in order to do that, she’s going to have be able to keep the Canadian economy stable and make it stronger…

The current Prime Minister understands neither of these.  I understand both. Come the next federal election, Canadians deserve a real alternative and as leader of the New Democratic Party I will offer them just that.

At the outset she boasts the endorsements of two MPs: Randall Garrison and Anne Minh-Thu Quach.