Hampton to run federally

Press Release

New Democrats in Kenora riding have chosen Howard Hampton to be their candidate to face incumbent MP Greg Rickford in the federal election expected on Oct. 19.
“Howie understands the unique challenges facing middle-class families in the north and knows how to get things done,” said federal NDP leader Tom Mulcair.
“For over 20 years, Howie has demonstrated skill, understanding, and respect while passionately fighting for the people, industries, and communities of the north,” he noted.
A former MPP, cabinet minister, and leader of the Ontario NDP, Hampton most recently was Mulcair’s special advisor for the “Ring of Fire.”
He’s seen just how badly Northwestern Ontario’s economy has suffered under the Conservatives.
“The Harper Conservatives are incapable of building the respectful and co-operative relationships with First Nations and the communities in the north,” charged Hampton.
“Stephen Harper’s plan is just not working and I’m proud to add my experience to Tom Mulcair’s principled and trustworthy leadership,” he added.
Hampton was elected after a series of meetings last week, where New Democrats came out to vote across the riding in Sioux Lookout, Dryden, Red Lake, and Kenora.
“I am very excited and ready to work hard to bring the change that Canada needs,” said Hampton.