NDP names candidate in Haldimand-Norfolk | Simcoe Reformer

The New Democratic Party has named its candidate in Haldimand-Norfolk for the Oct. 21 federal election.

She’s Adrienne Roberts, a high school teacher who has been active over the years on the executive of District 23 of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation.

“We are extremely excited to have an exceptional candidate with roots in the community and whose work in improving the way our schools educate our children and her executive experience in local teachers’ organizations has prepared her to be an effective and resourceful advocate for the citizens of Haldimand-Norfolk,” Jordan Louis, president of the Haldimand-Norfolk NDP Riding Association, said Thursday.

“As our NDP candidate, we can all count on Adrienne to push for the interests of the workers, the pensioners, the students and all who are struggling in our counties instead of the interests of the largest corporations and wealthiest individuals.”

During her career, Roberts has taught for the Grand Erie District School Board at high schools in Haldimand and Norfolk. She has also served as an “experiential learning teacher” helping students apply their skills and knowledge in local workplaces.

Roberts has held executive positions with District 23 of OSSTF and served on several committees with two bargaining units. In the past, Roberts has been an active member of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario and the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

“A champion for change, Adrienne is standing with the NDP to do what she can to better meet the needs of our community,” Louis said.

“She is invested in working to ensure that Canadians are able to equitably access programs like universal pharmacare and in protecting pensions for everyone.

“Adrienne will be a committed advocate in Parliament for investing in rural communities, tackling poverty and developing good jobs.”

The NDP had candidate vacancies to fill in dozens of ridings when the writ dropped earlier this month. This week, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announced that the party has named candidates in all ridings across Canada.

Candidates have until Sept. 30 to register.

According to Elections Canada, registered candidates so far in Haldimand-Norfolk are: Lily Eggink of the Christian Heritage Party of Canada, incumbent Diane Finley of the Conservative Party of Canada, Bob Forbes of the People’s Party of Canada, Brooke Martin of the Green Party, and Harold Stewart of the Veterans’ Coalition Party of Canada.

Also running are Kim Huffman for the Liberal Party of Canada and Ross Mogridge for the Libertarian Party of Canada.

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