NDP flipping up a Burger for nomination

NDP flipping up a Burger for nomination

CORNWALL, Ontario – The Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry (SDSG) Federal NDP riding association will send a Lunenburg professor to be its candidate in the looming general election.

The association will hold its nomination meeting May 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Navy Veterans Association located at 30 Sixth Street East in Cornwall.

Lunenburg resident Patrick Burger, a Professor of English at John Abbott College since 1997, has received approval from the National NDP Candidate Nominations Committee to seek the NDP nomination in SDSG.

Burger has a Master of Arts Degree in English Literature from Concordia University and is completing his PhD Studies.  He is also living the realities of farm life as a Lunenburg resident.  Burger is fluent in English, French and German and is an executive member of the SDSG Federal NDP riding association.

“Agriculture has always been the economic lifeblood of SD&G.  Farming here produced 878 million dollars of profit in 2010,” said Burger.  “Yet no major infrastructure or distribution services exist to distribute local produce to local buyers, including high school cafeterias, daycares, long-term care centres and restaurants.

“The NDP is committed to investing in rural economies. We want to grow farm incomes and ensure that farming remains profitable for producers and attractive to the next generation of SDSG.”

Association president Brian Lynch said that the NDP is well positioned to run a strong election campaign to build a better, fairer Canada for everyday Canadians. 

“The Federal NDP has in Thomas Mulcair a thoughtful, experienced leader,” stated Lynch.  “We also have a large, talented caucus in the House of Commons.  We want to nominate someone to represent SDSG with progressive NDP policies to create and protect good jobs, to improve public healthcare, pensions, and childcare, to reduce income inequality and bring about tax fairness, and to tackle climate change.”

Everyone is welcome to attend the nomination meeting which will launch the NDP campaign in SDSG.

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