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Celebrating Achievements

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October has been a time for New Democrats and all residents of the Riding of Peterborough to celebrate the gains that Canadians have made.

The Peterborough Riding Association co-sponsored the October 18 Person's Day Breakfast at the Trinity United Church Hall. Person's Day marks the day in 1929 when the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in England ruled that women are legally persons under the British North America Act and therefore eligible to sit in the Senate of Canada. The breakfast was organized by the Peterborough Women's Events Committee. Peterborough Federal NDP Candidate Dave Nickle is seen in the photos below (click to enlarge).

The following Friday was Labour Appreciation Night, organized by the Peterborough and District Labour Council and co-sponsored by the Riding Association. Dave Nickle and fellow New Democrats were at the dinner and heard from guest speaker Sid Ryan, President of the Ontario Federation of Labour.

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 October 2010 16:36
 

The Party You Can Count On

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Recently I received some interesting news from the (very hardworking) executive member who monitors our Peterborough NDP telephone line.

In the last month, three local residents turned to the Peterborough NDP because they were not being listened to by any government office and had problems that were not being solved.  One was a neighbourhood dispute which the municipality was unable to resolve; one was frustration over the inability to be heard by a lawyer in a family matter; and the third was from a worker who needed information about her rights.

At the time of our last Executive meeting, one had been resolved, one was being addressed and the third had just come in. All have now been resolved (thanks to our executive member!) with many thanks from the callers.

I think this says a lot about the lack of real political representation we have in Peterborough. Neither the Liberals nor the Conservatives appear truly committed to representing everyone.  It is precisely this commitment that makes the NDP unique, truly democratic, and absolutely necessary.

This also says a lot about how effective the NDP can be even when we aren't in power, and about how, when in crisis, the people of Peterborough know they can count on us.

 

Pride Parade 2010

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Pride Parade

 

Labour Day Picnic

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Although the summer days are growing noticeably shorter, there is still one special summer event to look forward to!

The free Peterborough and District Labour Council Labour Day Picnic is Monday, September 6 at the Nicholl's Oval Park pavillion at the corner of Parkhill Road East and Armour Road.

It is a great opportunity for New Democrats to come out and show their solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the labour movement. Ours is a long and deep historical relationship, and one which we have the opportunity to celebrate on Labour Day Monday.

The day promises lots of fun for all ages. There are games for the children and lots of prizes, drinks and ice cream.

The barbecue is from noon to 1 pm - come early to make sure you get a burger or a hotdog! They "sell out" early. Music follows by the Smokehouse Trio. Another feature of the day is the large number of draws - it seems almost everyone at the park goes home with something!

Our federal candidate, Dave Nickle, who is a delegate to the Labour Council from his union, OSSTF, will be there, so stop and say "hi!" and wish him luck.

So, mark Monday, Labour Day, on your calendar. And take a moment to remember why we celebrate it:

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