Join me, and together we will win in 2019.
I don’t have the words to capture this journey, or how it feels right now to be writing to you as Leader of Canada’s NDP, but let me say that it is a profound honour. I am so thankful for this opportunity to serve.
Campaigns are never about individual candidates, but about teams and what we achieve together. So I want to begin my time as Leader by saying thank you to my incredible team, as well as all of the campaign teams and the thousands of volunteers and supporters who believed in our New Democratic message across the country.
Thank you to all the members that joined our party for the first time and the long-time members that took part in this race. Thank you to the NDP MPs, MLAs, MPPs, as well as all the City Councillors, labour activists, and organizers across the country, who were involved in this race. Thank you to the party and party staff for making this leadership race possible. And it should go without saying that we owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Thomas Mulcair for his service and his sacrifice.
This leadership race has renewed excitement in our party, and raised powerful ideas.
From Tommy to David, Ed, Audrey, Alexa, Jack and Tom - and now today, to all of us - we are the Party that is building a better Canada. And it is in us that you can see the future of our country - how great our country will be with a New Democratic Government.
As Leader, I am so excited to work with you and all New Democrats over the next two years. Together, we will continue growing our party and reaching out to Canadians from coast to coast to coast.
And together, we will win in 2019 and form the government Canada deserves.
With Love and Courage,
Leader of Canada’s NDP