Matthew Kellway

MP, Beaches—East York

MP MATTHEW KELLWAY NAMED NDP URBAN AFFAIRS LEAD

June 6th, 2013 - 3:10am

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 5, 2013

 

MP MATTHEW KELLWAY NAMED NDP URBAN AFFAIRS LEAD

 

OTTAWA – Following the launch of the NDP’s national consultation on urban issues, Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair has named MP Matthew Kellway (Beaches–East York) his national lead on Urban Affairs.

 

"For many years now, urban economies have been assuming increasing importance to the national economy. Going forward, the equation is simple - our national economy succeeds to the extent that our cities succeed. Canada needs an urban agenda that will ensure that we create the conditions for that success."

 

New Democrats launched a campaign in May in Toronto, focusing on the needs of Canada’s urban centres. These consultations will take place in cities from coast to coast to coast, engaging citizens and community and municipal leaders in a discussion about the needs, present and future, of urban Canada.

 

"Canada has left this Conservative government behind. The Conservatives have failed to grasp the role of cities in the global economy and the strategic importance of cities to our national economy. Unless we change, the world will leave Canada behind. So it is with a sense of urgency that I look forward to embarking on a national consultation to establish an agenda for the success of all Canadian cities and the foundation for a new partnership between the great cities of this country and the next government of Canada."

 

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