ETOBICOKE, March 5th, 2015 – Speaking to a full house in the Assembly Hall’s largest room, Phil Trotter accepted the nomination to represent the NDP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore in the looming federal election.
His selection served as the conclusion to a hotly contested nomination that required a run-off vote before settling on the local lawyer as the best candidate to challenge sitting Conservative MP Bernard Trottier. Phil was challenged by Danny Leskiw, a retired radio host, and Chris Strain, a local community organizer who has been a forceful advocate for progressive causes and the particularly the NDP throughout Etobicoke in recent years.
The NDP’s recent growth in the riding was on display at the event, with a large turnout of new members filling one of the largest publicly accessible spaces in the riding. This reflects the larger trend of a strengthening NDP across Etobicoke, with the party reporting thousands of new members in the area over the past year. This increased stature was reflected in party support; the event was chaired by Brian Topp, former candidate for leadership of the Federal NDP.
For further information, please contact Etobicoke-Lakeshore NDP Media Liaison and Secretary, Tim Ellis, at Dynamic@NocturnalCommissions.com