Peggy Nash to Run Again
Party president and former NDP M.P. Peggy Nash announced this morning that she will run again in the next election and try to reclaim her Toronto seat of Parkdale – High Park from Liberal M.P. and former leadership candidate Gerard Kennedy, the Pundits' Guide can exclusively report.
The NDP riding association had recently announced its nomination for Thursday, January 28, but no candidate names were included with that announcement.
Other party members have until Thursday, January 21 to announce their candidacy. Should no-one do so, Nash is expected to be acclaimed on the 28th.
The riding has been a Liberal-NDP contest for the last three elections, being settled by margins of less than 10%. To date, only the Green Party's Sarah Newton has been formally nominated, although Kennedy's nomination is protected as a Liberal incumbent.
Nash has been working for the Canadian Auto Workers' union since her defeat, and was elected Federal NDP Party President at the August convention in Halifax.
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