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Federal NDP leadership candidate visiting Courtenay

Federal NDP leadership candidate Brian Topp will be in Courtenay on Dec. 7 to outline his vision for bringing greater equality to Canada under a federal NDP government.

“The level of inequality in Canada is the worse it’s been since the 1920s,” says Topp. “I hope to lead a strong and united NDP so we can form the next government and restore equality and fairness and fundamental Canadian values.”

Everyone is welcome to meet Topp from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Zocalo Café on the corner of Fifth and Cliffe in Courtenay.

Topp will elaborate on two major policy papers he recently released on tax fairness and achieving greater equality in Canada. The papers can be found at www.briantop.ca.

Topp, who served as Jack Layton’s national campaign director in two elections and the NDP’s platform committee co-chair in this year’s breakthrough election, was elected party president in June. He stepped down from that position when he announced his intention to seek the leadership.

Topp’s leadership campaign has earned a great deal of support in B.C., including that of deputy leader Libby Davies. On Vancouver Island, MLAs Carole James, Scott Fraser, Maurine Karagianis, John Horgan, Bill Routley and Doug Routley have all endorsed Topp.

— NDP

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