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Paul Dewar for NDP Leader

8 February, 2012
IAM Members and friends:

On March 24, the federal New Democratic Party is choosing a new leader to replace Jack Layton and to be Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons.

The IAM, as a long-time affiliate of the NDP, has endorsed Paul Dewar, MP for Ottawa Centre for the leadership. We believe that, among a strong field of candidates, he best represents our values, and the tradition of fairness, decency and respect for working people that the NDP stands for. He will be a Prime Minister we can be proud of.

I urge you to support Paul’s candidacy in any way you can and to bring his message to your family, friends and co-workers.

The leadership election is on a one-member-one-vote basis, with a preferential ballot which can be exercised at the Convention in Toronto, by mail or on-line. In order to vote, you need to be a party member as of February 18.

If you are not currently a member, you can join at

This will be a hard-fought campaign, and Paul needs all the support we can give him.
You can volunteer to help out in the Paul Dewar Campaign through

Federal law allows for a personal donation of up to $1,200 to the leadership campaign, which is eligible for federal tax credits. To make a donation to the Paul Dewar Campaign, you can go to

We have a chance to provide a better future for Canada. Let’s make it happen.

Dave Ritchie
General Vice President

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