Electrical Workers Union backs Liberal candidate in Huron-Bruce

October 12, 2015



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 The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 804 has formally endorsed Huron-Bruce Liberal candidate Allan Thompson.

Members of the union have been encouraged in a letter sent out today to “mark an "X" beside Allan Thompson at the voters box, not just to get rid of Stephen Harper and his anti-labour agenda, but because Allan is a great candidate who will work to make lives of everyone in Huron-Bruce better.”

The letter to IBEW members is from Mark Watson, President of Local 804.

For his part, Thompson said he was thrilled and humbled by the IBEW endorsement. “I think this endorsement signals not only that the IBEW regards me as the candidate with the best qualifications to become the next MP for Huron-Bruce, but also that this important labour organization sees me as the best bet to defeat Stephen Harper in this riding,’’ Thompson said.

 “The Federal Election comes to a conclusion on the 19th of October, 2015 and I would like to take this opportunity to endorse the Federal Liberal Candidate, Allan Thompson,” Watson says in the letter.

“I have had the fortunate opportunity to meet with Allan a couple of times on his campaign trail and discuss his views on some of the issues that are relevant to those in the unionized construction industry as well as how the Liberal Party Platform will benefit us. Allan also took time during his campaign to come visit our new building and speak with our members at our "Open Houses BBQ" on the 16th of September.”

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Watson used the letter to outline Allan’s background, education and work experience and also highlighted that while he was employed at the Toronto Star, Allan experienced first hand the importance of being represented by a strong union when he walked a picket line outside the Star building in the early 1990s. “

Allan promises to bring a strong and effective voice to the residents of Huron-Bruce and take a stand for rural communities in Ottawa,” Watson continued. “He cares deeply about his community and feels it is important to instill hope into the voters that integrity can be restored to politics, after years of cynicism and secrecy, and that it is possible to have fairness a cornerstone of all policy making.”

For further information contact Mike Lapointe at michaeljlapointe@outlook.com  Allan Thompson Liberal Party of Canada candidate

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