NDP Leadership: Guy Caron Secures Another Major Endorsement
Former Hamilton MP Chris Charlton joins Crowder in throwing her support behind Caron
Ottawa, June 19, 2017 - Today, Guy Caron announced a major endorsement for his NDP leadership campaign. Chris Charlton has declared her enthusiastic support of Mr. Caron's candidacy.
Former MP for Hamilton Mountain and one-time Official Opposition Whip, Chris Charlton is impressed with the quality of Guy Caron's campaign, remarking that his strong and innovative proposals like a Basic Income measure to eliminate poverty and an aggressive plan to tax wealth demonstrate a fierce determination to tackle inequality in a meaningful way.
“Guy understands that social, economic and environmental justice must go hand in hand. As a labour economist, I trust Guy to support workers and not throw them under the bus as he tackles climate change and builds an inclusive economy where no one is left behind,” said Ms. Charlton.
Coming from Hamilton, the support of Ms. Charlton, combined with the support of former NDP MP from BC, Jean Crowder, last week serves to validate Guy Caron’s tireless work to unite Quebec’s progressives with those in the rest of the country - which, Caron asserts, is so essential to the success of the New Democratic Party.
"I am extremely proud that Chris Charlton - a tireless supporter of workers - supports my candidacy. It’s a concrete demonstration of my capacity to unite Quebec progressives to like minded people across the country. It's also a validation of what I see on the ground when I travel the country to talk with Canadians: our campaign is gaining momentum," said Caron.