BREAKING: Brant NDP gets a snag in their NDP Leadership Week events. Due to flight issues NDP Leadership Candidate Nathan Cullen is unable to get out of Newfoundland and attend his event in Brantford today. The Brant NDP and Team Cullen will be do their best to rebook and will keep you posted.
However, Leadership Candidate Brian Topp will still be here tonight for an open-to-the-public event to discuss the future of the country and the NDP. See details below.
BRIAN TOPP TO VISIT BRANTFORD
NDP leadership candidate Brian Topp will bring his campaign to Brantford on Tuesday, March 6, to meet local New Democrats at the Piston Broke Pub, Harmony Square, 93 Dalhousie Street, from 7-9 p.m.
Mr. Topp, 51, is a leading candidate to succeed the late Jack Layton as federal NDP leader at a March 24 convention in Toronto. The former party president was born and raised in Quebec and is fluently bilingual. He held key positions in Mr. Layton's campaigns, has organized in Quebec and B.C. and has experience in government as an advisor to former Saskatchewan Premier Roy Romanow. He is presently executive director of ACTRA Toronto, the union of film and television actors and chairs the board of his credit union.
Mr. Topp's candidacy has been endorsed by Mr. Romanow, former leader Ed Broadbent, MP's including Libby Davies and Chris Charlton, former Ontario Cabinet ministers Ruth Grier, Brian Charlton and Bud Wildman, and many other activists across Canada. He is also endorsed by the United Steelworkers Union (USW) and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP).
Mr. Topp has called for an end to corporate tax subsidies that don't create Canadian jobs, for higher taxes on those making more than $250,000 a year, for action on environment issues, and for a concerted organizational drive "to kick out Stephen Harper in 2015 and replace him with a progressive government."