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March 6th, 2012
Kenora – Paul Dewar’s candidacy for the leadership of the NDP has received another endorsement from a First Nations leader and a former NDP candidate, Tania Cameron.
“I believe in Paul’s vision for a more caring country, I believe in his plan to win the next 70 seats we need to form government, and I believe in his experience, passion and determination to get us there,” said Cameron. “Paul’s respect for First Nations communities is genuine. His commitment to ending poverty and creating opportunities for young people is inspiring.”Tania Cameron is currently the Long Term Care coordinator at the Kenora Chiefs Advisory. She is on her third elected term on band council in her home community of Dalles First Nation. As a small business leader, Cameron has received recognition from Shooniyah Wabiitong – New Entrepreneur category. She was also the Bread and Roses Award recipient at the International Women’s Day event in 2010. Her work in the local community was also featured in the book “Where the Pavement Ends” by Marie Wadden (2008).
“I’m honoured to receive Tania’s endorsement,” said Dewar. “She is a leader in her community and I look forward to working with her on the ground in Kenora to win the next election and get results for people in this riding and across Northern Ontario.”
Dewar’s candidacy has also been endorsed by other First Nations leaders including Lewis Cardinal, Daniel Wilson, Edith Loring-Kuhanga and Ethel Birkett LaValley.
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