TORONTO, March 6, 2012 /CNW/ - The leader of Canada's largest public
transit union has come out in support of NDP Member of Parliament
Thomas Mulcair as the next Leader of the New Democratic Party of
Media representatives are invited to meet Kinnear and Mulcair at 12:30
p.m. today at the offices of ATU Local 113, 812 Wilson Ave., in
"I have met personally with most of the leading candidates and have been
very impressed with them all," says Bob Kinnear, President of
Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113, which represents 10,000 Toronto
Transit Commission workers and several hundred Veolia Transportation
workers in York Region. "We have a strong field for the leadership
which means a bright future for our party."
"But I was most impressed with Thomas Mulcair. There is no question in
my mind that he is ready now to be Prime Minister. He has a strong
command of the issues that most concern working Canadians like our
members. I believe that the more Canadians see of Thomas Mulcair, the
sooner they will want him to replace Stephen Harper."
Mulcair is visiting Toronto today to meet with Kinnear and the Executive
Board of Local 113 at 12:00 noon.
Kinnear and Mulcair will meet with the media at 12:30 at the ATU 113
office at 812 Wilson Ave.
SOURCE Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 113
For further information:
ATU Local 113, 416-398-5113