MP Tom Wappel to announce his retirement today



    TORONTO, March 23 /CNW/ - Campaign Life Coalition has learned that
Mr. Tom Wappel, MP for Scarborough Southwest is to announce his retirement
today after honourably representing his riding for eighteen years and through
six Federal elections.
    "Tom Wappel is a man of great integrity and deserves the appreciation of
the constituents whom he served for so long and so well," said Jim Hughes,
National President of Campaign Life Coalition (CLC). "He has been an
outstanding and courageous champion of life throughout his career. He will be
greatly missed by everyone who has had the privilege of working with him," he
continued.
    Mr. Wappel was a recipient of the Joseph P. Borowski Award in 1998. This
award is given by Campaign Life Coalition to an MP in recognition of their
integrity, courage and leadership in defending life and family in the public
square. "Tom Wappel was a most worthy recipient of this award," said Mary
Ellen Douglas, National Organizer of Campaign Life Coalition. "Throughout his
career, he has provided both leadership and direction to a government very
much in need of such clear thinking on the life issues that matter most to
Canadians."





For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Mary Ellen Douglas, CLC
National Organizer, Kingston, ON, (613) 389-4472; Aidan Reid, Director, CLC
Public Affairs Office, Ottawa, (613) 729-0379

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