NEWMARKET – On Thursday, February 12, New Democrats from across the electoral district of Newmarket-Aurora officially nominated community leader and local advocate Yvonne Kelly as their candidate in the upcoming federal election.

The Nomination Meeting, held at Good Times Bar and Café, was well attended by New Democrats, friends and allies wanting progressive change. Guest speaker and former local provincial NDP candidate, Robin Wardlaw, spoke about Yvonne Kelly’s commitment to economic fairness, inclusivity and social justice. This is demonstrated through her work as a Community Resource Facilitator with the York Region District School Board and involvement in campaigns that challenge the harmful effects of austerity and income inequality, such as the Raise the Minimum Wage Campaign and Ontario Common Front, where she sits on the Steering Committees. She is in her third year as a Board Member of the Social Planning Council of York Region and volunteers with a number of local grassroots groups.


For more information, please contact:

George Soule, Associate Director of Media,

613-850-3448 or George.Soule@ndp.ca

Tamara Oomen, President, Newmarket-Aurora NDP

647-966-9476 or tamara.oomen@gmail.com