Tuesday, September 4, 2012


The NDP are coming, The NDP are coming!

Canada's official opposition party is heading to the rock and the big land this week.

The Federal New Democrats are taking their show on the road with meetings in all seven federal ridings!

The 101 Members of Parliament will gather in St. John's to  plan the fall fall parliamentary session. With 58 members from Quebec, I am sure that the results of the Quebec Provincial Election will be top of mind.

In a sign that the NDP see fertile political opportunities in this province, NDP caucus chair Peter Julian (Burnaby–New Westminster) says the group will be visiting all seven ridings in the province following the  caucus meetings. They want to engage Newfoundlanders and Labradorians on the issue that are important to them.

Provincial and Federal members will be making the rounds, working together to sow the political seeds that need to take hold if the NDP hope to win seats off the Avalon in the next election.

Here's a list of public meetings:

St John's East

What: St. John's Forum on the Future of Public Health Care
When: Thursday, September 6th, 2012. 19:00-20:30
Where: Gower Street United's Lecture Hall, 99 Queen's Rd, St. John's
Who: MPs Libby Davies and Jack Harris. MHA Lorraine Michael

What: Youth Engagement Forum
When: Thursday, September 6th, 2012. 19:00-20:00
Where: The Landing, Student Center, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St.
Who: MPs Ryan Cleary, Matthew Dubé, Laurin Liu, Mylène Freeman. MHA Dale Kirby

St. John's South-Mount Pearl

What: Housing Forum
When: Friday, September 7th, 2012. 13:00
Where: Foran Green Room, St. John's City Hall
Who: MPs Ryan Cleary, Mike Sullivan, Marjolaine Bouttin-Sweet. MHA Gerry Rogers


What: Public Forum on Old Age Security and Employment Insurance
When: Thursday, September 6th, 2012. 19:00-20:30
Where: Kelligrews Kiwanis Club in Conception Bay South
Who: MPs Irene Mathyssen and Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe. MHA Gerry Rogers

Bonavista-Gander-Grand Falls-Windsor

What: Public Forum on Jobs
When: Friday, September 7th, 2012. 10:00-11:00
Where: Frank Powers Chalet, Coaker Avenue, Port Union
Who: MP Chris Charlton. MHA Lorraine Michael

Random-Burin-St George's

What: Town Hall Meeting
When: Friday, September 7th, 2012. 10:30-11:30
Where: Braxtons Suites, 414 Creston Boulevard Marystown
Who: MP Alexandre Boulerice. MHA Dale Kirby

Humber-St-Barbe-Baie Verte

What: Environment Town Hall
When: Friday, September 7th, 2012. 15:00-17:00
Where: Grenfell Campus (Memorial University) Room LC 301 (Library and Computing Building), Corner Brook
Who: MP Megan Leslie. MHA George Murphy


What: Meeting with local stakeholders and Media availability
When: Friday, September 7th, 2012. 12:00-16:00
Where: Labrador City and Wabush
Who: MPs Claude Gravelle and Yvon Godin

Summer polling results have the NDP  tied with or even slightly ahead of the ruling Conservatives, nationally and provincially.

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