For Immediate Release
April 25, 2012
Charlottetown – Federal Executive Member Joe Byrne is pleased to introduce Islanders to an assembly of Atlantic Canada’s NDP MPs this Thursday and Friday in Charlottetown, PEI.
These members of Canada’s official opposition will be here to meet Islanders and hear about issues that matter to them. Some of those issues are expected to be surrounding the Department of Veterans Affairs, fisheries, search and rescue, Nova Scotia shipbuilding contracts, poverty and women’s issues.
According to Mr. Byrne, the Atlantic caucus’s choice to visit the Island reflects their commitment to establishing a strong, long-term presence on PEI.
“The Island is the last province holding out on electing an NDP member,” said Mr. Byrne, “but with the growing distrust of the Harper government, we know that Islanders want a real alternative. We see Islanders beginning to agree that the NDP represents the kind of Canadian values that the Harper government has more or less abandoned, and that NDP representation in the House is the only viable way to stop the flow of reckless policies and to start re-building the country we want to have.”
Mr. Byrne says that, above all, NDP MPs want to hear about the issues that Islanders themselves want to see tackled in parliament.
“I’ve spoken with members of the caucus and I know they’re looking forward to hearing from Islanders. They know that we’ve been dealt a hard blow with the federal and provincial budgets and they want to know how they can best represent our voices in parliament. I’m looking forward to introducing them to some of the best and most hard-working people in Canada.”
Everyone is invited to meet NDP MPs from Atlantic Canada at Timothy’s on Thursday, April 26 from 7:00 to 9:00 or attend the breakfast with veterans in the Canada Room at the Charlottetown Legion on Friday April 27 in the morning from 7:30-9:00.
For more information, please contact Joe Byrne