Joint statement by Nettie Wiebe and Denise Kouri, recent federal NDP candidates in Saskatchewan
We’re working to make Nathan Cullen our leader because he has the openness, energy and courage to connect with people, communities and social movements in all regions of the country. As former candidates, we both worked very hard to extend beyond our partisan base to bring new voters to the NDP.
In order to rescue Canada from the mean, undemocratic, downward spiral created by the Harper government, our party and our new leader will need to engage with that majority of citizens, organizations and social movements that don’t support Harper’s direction. Of all our excellent candidates, Nathan is most able to reach beyond our partisan base, appealing to fair-minded citizens, social activists and young voters, with the promise of positive, respectful, just and democratic politics.
It’s no surprise that Nathan’s popularity has surged across the country recently. His openness to doing politics differently is resonating also in Quebec. Here’s what a young organizer there is experiencing: “I went all around Quebec with him a few weeks ago and although his grammar and accent may not be perfect, his intellect and his ideas (as well as his charm!) come across in French as well as in English….he’s running a positive and hopeful campaign, like ‘le bon Jack’!”
Please add your vote for Nathan Cullen as NDP leader.
Nettie Wiebe and Denise Kouri