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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

NDP’s Craig Scott welcomes by-election call in Toronto Danforth

NDP’s Craig Scott welcomes by-election call in Toronto Danforth
Scott promises to continue Layton legacy and stand up to Harper in Ottawa

February 6, 2012

TORONTO—New Democrat candidate Craig Scott is welcoming the announcement of a by-election in Toronto-Danforth, with Election Day called for March 12.

“I am excited that the by-election has been called. The people of Toronto-Danforth need a strong voice in Ottawa to stand up to Harper,” said Scott. “Jack Layton left some big shoes to fill. I’m not planning to stand in his shoes, just follow in his footsteps.”

Scott, who won the nomination for the New Democrats on January 9th, has been active knocking on doors and meeting voters.

“People have been telling me at the doorstep that they are worried about where Harper’s Conservatives are taking Canada,” said Scott. “What we have seen is that only the Official Opposition NDP can really stand up to Stephen Harper day after day. If elected, I look forward to serving as a strong voice for the people of Toronto-Danforth and joining that strong team of New Democrats holding Stephen Harper to account.”

Scott, a professor of law at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, has a strong track record of community involvement and fighting for human rights and equality.

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