Newspaper article The Canadian Press

New Democrat MP Peter Julian Launches Leadership Bid

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

New Democrat MP Peter Julian Launches Leadership Bid

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New Democrat launches leadership bid

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OTTAWA - The race to replace Tom Mulcair kicked off Sunday, with a British Columbia MP becoming the first to officially announce his candidacy for the federal NDP leadership.

Peter Julian made the announcement at a theatre in his riding of New Westminster, B.C.

"My vision is for a country where everyone matters and no one is left behind," he told supporters.

Julian, who was first elected to Parliament in 2004, said Canadians need a government that prioritizes inclusivity, clean energy, and education for all.

He promised to get rid of tuition fees at post-secondary institutions, create new jobs, and oppose pipeline projects like Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and the Keystone XL pipeline.

The NDP will chose a new leader in October and while Julian is the first to declare his candidacy, several others have expressed interest in running. …

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