NDP Member of Parliament Alistair MacGregor was nominated Sunday afternoon to run again for the NDP in the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding in the 2019 federal election.
MacGregor was nominated by Dale Lovick, the former NDP MLA from Nanaimo (1986-2001) and one of MacGregor’s original nominators in 2015, as well as young New Democrat Lexi Lazenby at a meeting in Cobble Hill. MacGregor was acclaimed as the candidate and is excited to continue representing the NDP.
“I feel very honoured to have been selected as the local NDP’s candidate for the next federal election,” stated MacGregor. “The amazing people and inspiring work being done in my community keep me motived to continue fighting for those who don’t have a voice, for those that continue to struggle to make ends meet and to protect our environment for our future generations.”
Special guest Gord Johns, MP for Courtenay-Alberni, spoke in support of MacGregor’s nomination and highlighted the work the NDP has been doing recently in Ottawa, including the unanimous passage of a motion ordering the government to increase spending for veterans’ services and the push to implement a National Ocean Plastics Strategy.
“We can and must do better as a country,” stated MacGregor. “Too many people in our wealthy county are housing insecure, struggling to pay high child care costs, or unable to afford their medications. We can build a better Canada for our future generations – one where no one is left behind. This is our vision for Canada and the reason I am asking to be sent back to Ottawa to continue to work for positive change.”