KITCHENER, ON, April 18 /CNW/ - CAW local unions in the Kitchener and Guelph areas are endorsing Liberal
candidates Karen Redman (Kitchener Centre), Andrew Telegdi (Kitchener -
Waterloo) and Frank Valeriote (Guelph) in the upcoming election, with
the hope of stopping the Stephen Harper Conservatives from forming a
"These seats are incredibly important and could put a dent in Stephen
Harper's plan for a majority government," said CAW Kitchener Area
Director Bill Gibson.
The union has met with the candidates to review their platform and
emphasize the union's main concerns - particularly strengthening
universal health care, promoting good jobs and increasing the Canada
Pension Plan so that no senior lives in poverty.
Each candidate can be found on the CAW's list of 50 priority ridings
which were won by a slim margin in the 2008 election. The full list can
be found at: http://www.caw.ca/en/10124.htm
The CAW is also endorsing 29 incumbent NDP MPs. In all other ridings,
the union encourages an "ABC" approach, voting for the candidate who is
most likely to beat a Conservative candidate.
SOURCE Canadian Auto Workers
For further information:
CAW Kitchener Area Director Bill Gibson (cell) 519-589-6390 or Membership Mobilization and Political Action Director Jenny Ahn (cell) 416-271-3489