CAW Endorses Kitchener and Guelph Liberal Candidates to Stop Harper Majority
April 18, 2011, 12:00 PM EST
CAW local unions in the Kitchener and Guelph areas are endorsing Liberal candidates Karen Redman (Kitchener Centre), Andrew Telegdi (Kitchener - Waterloo) and Frank Valeriote (Guelph) in the upcoming election, with the hope of stopping the Stephen Harper Conservatives from forming a majority government.
"These seats are incredibly important and could put a dent in Stephen Harper's plan for a majority government," said CAW Kitchener Area Director Bill Gibson.
The union has met with the candidates to review their platform and emphasize the union's main concerns -particularly strengthening universal health care, promoting good jobs and increasing the Canada Pension Plan so that no senior lives in poverty.
Each candidate can be found on the CAW's list of 50 priority ridings which were won by a slim margin in the 2008 election. The full list can be found at: http://www.caw.ca/en/10124.htm
The CAW is also endorsing 29 incumbent NDP MPs. In all other ridings, the union encourages an "ABC" approach, voting for the candidate who is most likely to beat a Conservative candidate.