December 20th, 2019

Ontario NDP celebrates Myriam Djilane as Ottawa—Vanier candidate

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Vanier NDP provincial riding has chosen Francophone and minority rights advocate Myriam Djilane to run for the party in the upcoming byelection in Ottawa—Vanier.

Andrea Horwath, Leader of the Official Opposition New Democrats, attended Thursday’s nomination meeting, and congratulated Djilane on winning the contested nomination.

“I know Myriam will be a tireless champion for families in Ottawa—Vanier,” said Horwath. “It’s time for Ottawa—Vanier to have a New Democrat MPP in their corner, fighting to make life better for families right here in Vanier.

“The Liberals let Vanier down, and life’s been getting tougher in this community instead of easier. Now, Doug Ford’s callous cuts are really taking things from bad to worse. By sending an NDP MPP to Queen’s Park to be a part of the Official Opposition, Ottawa—Vanier will join and strengthen the fight against Ford’s cuts.”

As the NDP candidate for Ottawa—Vanier, Djilane is committed to ending the hallway medicine crisis, fixing crumbling schools and investing in education, tackling the climate emergency and the affordable housing crisis, and advocating for Franco-Ontarians.

“It’s an honour to have earned the NDP’s support to run for the party to represent this amazing community, Ottawa—Vanier,” said Djilane. “Too often, families in our community are left to worry about whether their loved ones will get the care they need in our overcrowded health care system, or whether their kids’ schools have leaky roofs and freezing cold classrooms.

“Families in Vanier deserve so much better — and I’m going to work hard and fight hard to make sure they get it.”