Vancouver: Amandeep Nijjar, a community activist, was nominated tonight by NDP members in Vancouver South to take on Conservative Wai Young.
Nijjar is a staff person in the finance department of the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union Local 378.
“I am so happy to have Amandeep Nijjar on the NDP team,” said NDP Leader Tom Mulcair. “She will be a great representative for Vancouver South and her experience as a community activist and her deep commitment to revitalizing the local business community will make her an excellent Member of Parliament.”
After winning the nomination Nijjar said “I am proud to be part of Tom Mulcair’s team, and I am looking forward to being part of the change that Canadians are looking for.”
Nijjar pledged to work towards boosting the local economy by cutting the small business tax rate from 11 to 9 percent.
“I have seen the impact of Conservative neglect on our community, and I want to be part of building positive solutions,” she said.