CAW President Re-joins NDP to Support Peggy Nash

February 22, 2012, 12:30 PM EST


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CAW National President Ken Lewenza has officially taken out membership in the NDP to support the candidacy of MP Peggy Nash.

The union has thrown its support behind Nash and will be encouraging all registered CAW members to pick Nash as their number one choice when they cast their ballot next month.  Many CAW members and staff across the country have rejoined the party to support Nash.

"The opportunity to make Peggy Nash the leader of the official opposition and our next prime minister is one we can't pass up," said Lewenza.

"She's a fighter with a long career in community building," said Lewenza. "I know she can bring progressive Canadians together to defeat Stephen Harper in 2015."

"Of any of the candidates, Peggy has the strongest commitment to building a more equitable economy, protecting our environment, and sustaining our social programs," said Lewenza. And she has a proven record of doing so. I support Peggy wholeheartedly."

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