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Help them choose a candidate

Tuesday, March 25, 2014   by: Staff
The Sault Ste. Marie NDP Provincial Riding Association will be holding its nomination meeting to choose their candidate in the upcoming provincial election on Thursday, March 27 at the Sault Ste. Marie Soup Kitchen Community Centre.
Former President of Algoma University and NDP candidate, Celia Ross will be seeking the nomination.
The evening will feature guest speaker Michael Mantha, MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin.
All members of the NDP in good standing at least 30 days prior to the meeting and living within the boundaries of the Sault Ste. Marie Riding are entitled to vote.
There will be opportunity to become a new member or renew your membership at the meeting.
When: Thursday, March 27 - Registration 6:30 p.m., meeting begins at 7 p.m.
Where: Sault Ste. Marie Soup Kitchen Community Centre, 172 James Street
For more information, please contact:
The Sault Ste. Marie NDP Provincial Riding Association


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edz 3/25/2014 5:27:05 AM Report

there should be plenty of candidates at the soup kitchen to choose from.
Just Curious 3/25/2014 6:31:03 AM Report

Rude,Dude...At least they would be more in touch with the real world out there.
Bill_the_Cat 3/25/2014 6:34:38 AM Report

So the Soup Kitchen involves itself in partisan politics....

Perhaps they ought to draw their funding from the coffers of the provincial NDP?
Javaman 3/25/2014 7:11:32 AM Report

Would like to see more people put their name forth. Celia is old news.
Me Myself an I 3/25/2014 7:34:37 AM Report

Brian Hayes will be out of a job soon, maybe he should run for them
Just Curious 3/25/2014 7:47:10 AM Report

Not at all surprising the soup kitchen helps the NDP. After all, it was Tony Martin that got it off the ground..
ThinkAgain 3/25/2014 9:54:16 AM Report

"All members of the NDP in good standing at least 30 days prior to the meeting"

Does this actually mean that they haven't robbed anyone yet? Or does it relate to your Virginity?

I'm confused not sure if I should participate
Bill_the_Cat 3/25/2014 12:18:50 PM Report

JC: yea, but there's this thing called CRA rules for nonprofits. Has to do with charitable status and all that.

Partisan politics is a no no.

Other organizations (Legion, YMCA) are more scrupulous, apparently.
flyhawk25 3/25/2014 12:23:35 PM Report

I had the reception at the Soup Kitchen after my wife's funeral.
Seemed fitting since she grew up a block away and we both volunteered there. We brought the food and shared it with the other patrons.
Why read more into it than a good spot to meet and they could use the money.
learningaswego 3/25/2014 4:00:25 PM Report


A 1%'er who, no doubt - "feels their pain" - to lead the poor out of poverty.

NDP - THE party of HYPOCRISY in Canada.
learningaswego 3/25/2014 4:02:57 PM Report

So this event is to "help them choose a candidate", from the ONE person running?
AHappyMan 3/26/2014 9:57:40 AM Report

It is truly amazing how so many people in this city in particular always seem to get upset with those they choose to be either their M.P.P. in the Legislature or their M. P. in Ottawa. I have to wonder if those who complain about either of those choices actually took the time to go and vote for 'their' choice? Sadly most people who complain about the person chosen to represent them very often do not even take the few lousy minutes that it takes to go and vote. This , in my opinion at least, negates their right to complain in any way what-so-ever about either choice that was made by those who did take the time to go and vote.
Bill_the_Cat 3/26/2014 12:14:52 PM Report

fly: It is simply not right for charities seeking (and receiving) monies to appear partisan. There are plenty of venues the local NDP could have used that would not appear to have a conflict of interest or to violate Canada Revenue rules.

I envision an appeal lodged with CRA to look at the Soup Kitchen's charity status.

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