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Standing at the Harbour in Prince Rupert
NEWS RELEASE · 16th February 2012

Ontario MPP Taras Natyshak today endorsed Nathan Cullen for leader.

Like New Democrats across Canada, I’ve seen Nathan in action and like what I see,” he said. “He can relate to people across the country, connect with the kind of Canada they want to build and has the presence we need.

He is the candidate best-placed to win new seats because he relates to people in the West and east, rural and urban. I am proud to urge my fellow New Democrats to make Nathan their first preference,” he said.

Natyshak was elected to the legislature in 2011 from the southwestern Ontario riding of Essex. He was also the federal candidate in the riding for three elections, losing to a Conservative.

To win government, we need to win Conservative seats,” he said. “Nathan is the only candidate in this race who represents a seat the Tories recently held and as someone who knows how hard it is to defeat incumbent Conservative MPs, that matters.

He speaks about key issues like our manufacturing base and climate change in a practical, sensible way. And when he speaks, people listen,” he said.

He serves as the Ontario NDP’s critic for labour, infrastructure and corrections.

Cullen, a four-term MP from British Columbia, said he’s thrilled.

“I am from northwestern B.C. and Taras is from southwestern Ontario. Our homes are different but our hopes are similar. I am proud to have his support,” he said.

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