ESSEX, ON – Tracey Ramsey, MP for Essex, and the NDP Critic for International Trade, has announced her endorsement of Jagmeet Singh’s bid to lead the New Democratic Party (NDP) of Canada.
“We have a tremendous opportunity in this race to choose a leader with the energy and ability to inspire Canadians and grow our NDP family. To do that, we’ll need a leader who is inclusive and will build our party from the ground up. A leader who is positive and inspires others to expect better from our elected representatives. Someone who can bring us together in the fight for social, economic and environmental justice.”, said Ramsey. “I’m supporting Jagmeet Singh, because he is that leader.”
Ramsey also noted, “Jagmeet is already leading our party in a renewal of our social democratic roots. He has been traveling across our country listening to Canadians, engaging and energizing them, and building an amazing grassroots organizing operation.” She went on to say, “Rooms full of people across Canada are calling, texting and signing up people by the thousands to vote for Jagmeet as our leader. That’s inspiring. And it’s just the beginning.”
MP Tracey Ramsey added, “With 20 proud years as a Unionized Autoworker in Southwestern Ontario, I know there is a lot of important work that needs to be done in order to ensure that working class people have a voice. As International Trade Critic, I also know that we need a strong, progressive voice going into NAFTA renegotiations to make that happen. Canadians are worried about their jobs, and Jagmeet has consistently stood in solidarity with workers and fought back against a system that has created huge wage and work insecurity. His Better Work Agenda is exactly what people are fighting for - better work, better pay and a better future.”
NDP Leadership Candidate Jagmeet Singh was humbled to accept MP Tracey Ramsey’s support. “I’m so grateful to have Tracey Ramsey’s support. She is a lifelong champion of workers and in Parliament has been a strong advocate for economic justice for all Canadians.” Singh added, “With her knowledge on trade, and her deep roots in our party’s union base, Tracey will be an invaluable part of our team.”
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Jagmeet Singh is a candidate for the leader of Canada’s NDP. He has been a Member of Provincial Parliament in Ontario since 2011 and was Deputy Leader of the New Democratic Party of Ontario. Prior to his election, he practiced as a defense attorney. He has always stood up for the most vulnerable and has been active on a variety of human rights issues. As a member of Parliament, he made himself known for his work on precarious work and the fight against racial profiling.
Elected in 2015, Tracey Ramsey is proud to serve as the Member of Parliament for Essex – a riding where she has lived all her life. As the NDP critic for International Trade and vice-chair of the Standing Committee on International Trade, Tracey advocates for fair trade that benefits all Canadians. Prior to her election, Tracey worked on the factory line at Ford Motor Company for 19 years. Tracey’s path to politics began through her involvement with her union. As a Unifor National Discussion Leader, she delivered education programs focused on human rights, gender equality, and communications. Passionate about grassroots activism, Tracey is a past advocate for the Ontario Health Coalition and Windsor’s Welcome Centre Shelter. She was an active member of her union and a delegate to the Windsor & District Labour Council.