Thank you to all those who helped in my nomination campaign and voted for my vision of a social democratic party that defeats Liberals and Conservatives, fights for people’s urgent needs and aims to win and govern as a social democratic party. That remains my vision today.
Jagmeet Singh includes everyone in his vision, asks everyone to participate and is relentlessly focused on bringing people together. That ethic is crucial to building a movement with the strength to win. And it’s a very hard job. Jagmeet and his team are now bringing forward the policies our country needs. Compared to that substance, the Liberals and Conservatives are embarrassingly hollow.
I enjoyed meeting Saron Gabresellassi, who is passionate about representing the unrepresented.
And congratulations to Paul Taylor, who is our candidate. I look forward to learning about Paul’s political vision for Canada and wish him good luck in the hard work he faces in the next months.
My friends and family, who supported and helped me, are the best. Thank you. Sheena and I will take some time away with our daughters, who we are so proud of and love being with. Special thank you, Sheena, for your amazing and loving support — and hard work!
I am developing an interesting next project through which I will continue to pursue my political vision for Canada. And I will continue my work as the Managing Director of the Workers Health and Safety Centre, which is an important organization that saves workers’ lives. I couldn’t be more proud of the work of the WHSC.
I truly do love this community — it’s a special place because of the people in it. I enjoyed meeting the members of the Parkdale-High Park NDP on their doorsteps. You learn a lot about people, face-to-face, at their door. It was my pleasure to meet and learn about you — and your urgent needs.
We New Democrats should never settle for anything less than electing a social democratic government that addresses people’s needs. It is good to be ambitious for the improvement of your country. So have no small ambition.