In an effort to help unite progressive voices across Canada, several New Democrat MPs will be taking part in the 2014 People’s Social Forum in Ottawa, the first ever pan-Canadian social forum.
“It is with great pride that my NDP colleagues and I take part in this event,” said NDP deputy Leader Libby Davies. “Thousands of Canadians from coast to coast to coast have witnessed first-hand the devastating effects that underfunding and deregulation have had on their programs and services. We firmly believe that by working together, sustainable economic growth can be achieved without sacrificing the well-being of Canadians and the environment.”
Spearheaded by Quebec and First Nations social movements, the goal of 2014 People’s Social Forum is to offer Canadians from all over the opportunity to discuss how best to take on Stephen Harper’s Conservatives and their austerity agenda. The event is being held from August 21 to 24 at the University of Ottawa.
The NDP deputy Leader will be accompanied by MPs Mike Sullivan (York South--Weston), Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre), Alexandre Boulerice (Rosement--La Petite-Patrie) and Dany Morin (Chicoutimi--Le Fjord).