Yahoo! Canada News interviewed NDP MP about her bid to replace the late Jack Layton as leader of the NDP.
First elected to parliament in 2006, the Toronto-area native has a long history in the Canadian labour movement, serving as senior negotiator with the Canadian Autoworkers Union. After breaking ground for human rights in labour contracts, she became a founding member of Equal Voice, dedicated to increasing the number of women in politics. She also served as a monitor for the 2004 and 2007 elections in the Ukraine.
Here are some excerpts from her Friday interview with Yahoo! Canada:
Yahoo!: It's now a crowded slate of candidates running for the leadership of the NDP. What do you bring to the table that perhaps others don't? In other words, if I was an NDP member, why would I vote for you?
Nash: What Peggy Nash brings to the leadership campaign is a history of grass roots activism which I believe is the lifeblood of our party.
I've been active broadly in the women's movement andRead More »from NDP leadership candidate Peggy Nash speaks in exclusive one-on-one