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Tom Parkin
I am so excited to tell you I am running to be the NDP Member of Parliament for Parkdale-High Park! Our community needs to send Ottawa a message they can't ignore. Let me tell you why I want to send that message. And I hope I will earn your support to do it.
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Tom Parkin May 4
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First, I’m running because we don't need another Liberal MP nobody in Ottawa listens to. We don't need more PMO talking points. We don’t need an apologist for corporate tax cuts and bail-outs. Climate change failure. Broken democracy promises. Reconciliation disappointment.
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Tom Parkin May 4
Replying to @TomParkin4PHP
We need to defeat a Liberal government run by backroom corporate lobbyists, starting here in Parkdale-High Park.
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Tom Parkin May 4
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Second, I am running to do everything I can to bringing labour and environmental activists into a new alliance under a common plan to end austerity, inequality and climate change.
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Tom Parkin May 4
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I know from my labour movement experience that bringing union leaders and activists into an alliance like this will be a lot of work. But there are no short-cuts. We need to bring everyone together. We can't get this wrong.
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Tom Parkin May 4
Replying to @TomParkin4PHP
Third, I'm running to elect an NDP government that brings fundamental change to Ottawa -- not just changed policies, but changing the structure of power. To bring our new alliance and communities into the centre of power. Social democracy is about power for communities.
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Tom Parkin May 4
Replying to @TomParkin4PHP
Fourth, I'm running because everyday I see activism change the structure of power and I'm inspired to do more. In my work as the Managing Director of the Workers Health and Safety Centre, we engage tens of thousands of workers in training each year.
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Tom Parkin May 4
Replying to @TomParkin4PHP
WHSC supports their confidence and activist skills to build stronger unions and health and safety committees. We see workers create the power to protect themselves in the workplace -- and it's incredible. I couldn’t be prouder of the work of the WHSC. We need so much more of it.
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Tom Parkin May 4
Replying to @TomParkin4PHP
Finally, I'm running because I am passionate about my community. I've lived in South Parkdale and Bloor West most my life. My wife and I are politically engaged here. Our three daughters attended schools here. People we love are here.
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Tom Parkin May 4
Replying to @TomParkin4PHP
I've seen amazing community activism from students, parents, environmentalists, residents, tenants -- and our own NDP activists. If we can bring labour allies together community activism, we will win in Parkdale-High Park. We'll be one seat closer to fundamental change.
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Tom Parkin May 4
Replying to @TomParkin4PHP
I hope you find this challenge as exciting as I do. We can do this, and here's what you can do immediately: - share this tweet with others - DM me to tell me you're with me I'm humbled by this experience and the challenge. We can win it.
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Tom Parkin May 4
Replying to @TomParkin4PHP
When activists build movements that change power -- we change our world. We are the hope of the future, if we do the work. Let's start right now. In solidarity -- and it for the win, Tom Parkin
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Michelle Bilek May 4
Replying to @TomParkin4PHP
You will be an exceptional MP Tom!
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Stephen Punwasi May 4
Replying to @DJDynamicNC
oooo. That sounds like an easy win for you. Congrats future MP.
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Tom Parkin May 4
It’s not easy, but thank your for your confidence!
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Jamie West May 4
Replying to @TomParkin4PHP
Amazing news Tom! Very excited to see an amazing, truly progressive Federal government instead of the Conservatives-in-sheep’s-clothing one we have now.
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Tom Parkin May 4
Replying to @jamiewestndp
Let's bring workers and communities to the centre of power in this country, giving ourselves the representation Canadians deserve
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Duncan Cameron May 4
Replying to @David_Moscrop
Go for it Tom.
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Tom Parkin May 4
Thank you Duncan. Top priority is member sign-ups.
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Sue Stroud 🍊❤️💪🏼 May 4
Replying to @TomParkin4PHP
Wow that's wonderful!
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