Thursday, August 6, 2015

Fed Elections

Meet MacPherson

Local NDP candidate reaches out to voters

Released by the Chilliwack NDP



om Mulcair launched the Federal NDP campaign today (Sunday, August 2, 2015) overlooking Parliament Hill. In his address, he made it clear:  “We will kick-start the economy and get Canadians back to work. It is our number one priority.” In this election campaign, Canadians have a clear choice: Four more years of Stephen Harper and the Conservatives or the NDP plan for change.


“Campaigning door-to-door in Chilliwack and Hope since December, I’ve heard the calls for change grow louder. It’s not hard to see why. Families are working harder than ever, but they can’t get ahead. Many say we’re in another recession. Clearly, Stephen Harper’s plan isn’t working.”

In Chilliwack-Hope, like many regions of BC and Canada, we are ready for change. We have a strong local candidate, NDP Seonaigh MacPherson, with 30 years of experience working in education, non-profits, international development, immigrant services, and university administration. 

“In Chilliwack-Hope, we deserve better representation in Ottawa than we’ve had with the fear-mongering and pork-barrel politics of the Harper Conservatives and our current incumbent MP, Mark Strahl. On Thursday alone, the Harper government gave over $1 billion dollars out, most of it to Conservative ridings in Alberta. Join with me to insist on INTEGRITY and ACCOUNTABILITY in Ottawa. Elect Seonaigh MacPherson and I’ll be your voice in Ottawa.”

Seonaigh has a solid record in working across the public and private sector divides having worked as a consultant and as president of the adult ESL teachers association in Manitoba.  She is a strong debater, researchers, and administrator who will serve the region well in government. With her skills and expertise, we are confident that she can contribute significantly to the success of a federal NDP government in Ottawa.

“Growing up the second oldest of ten kids, my family worked hard for everything we had. It wasn’t easy, but we played by the rules and lived within our means. We learned the importance of looking out for one another. We stuck together, and we backed up our principles with action. These values guide me as a husband, as a father, and as a grandfather, and they are the values that will guide me as your prime minister,” said national party leader Thomas Mulcair in a release on Monday.

Our local Chilliwack-Hope campaign will focus on direct voter contact through door-to-door canvassing, debates, and other events. Seonaigh will keep a daily blog during the campaign at, which is accessible, too, via her Website at  Her twitter handle is @seonaighmac

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