CUPE Local 79 endorses Singh for NDP Leader


TORONTO – Toronto’s CUPE Local 79 is proud to endorse Jagmeet Singh for leader of the federal New Democratic Party.

“The next leader of the NDP will be charged with refreshing and growing our party’s base to offer Canada a better choice in the next election. We need a strong advocate who puts forward an inclusive vision of Canada, with bold ideas that will make a difference in our everyday lives,” said CUPE Local 79 President Tim Maguire. “I and my fellow leaders and activists at CUPE Local 79 believe that Jagmeet Singh is the best candidate for this task.”

“Jagmeet will get our cities back on track with investments in affordable housing, transit, and social infrastructure, funded through a tax plan that makes sure corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share,” added Maguire. “Jagmeet’s ability to reach out to youth and new Canadians, matched with his strategy to regain urban and suburban ridings, will set the NDP on the path to win the next election.”

NDP Leadership Candidate Jagmeet Singh was humbled to accept CUPE Local 79’s endorsement. “I am so excited to have the support of CUPE Local 79, whose members play such pivotal roles in keeping Toronto running,” said Jagmeet. “CUPE Local 79 is a prime example of the importance of labour to the health of our cities, and our country. I’m so proud to have them on our team!”


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