City Councillor Fred Clipsham has been acclaimed as the NDP candidate for Regina Qu’Appelle. Here’s the NDP’s press release.
LAYTON WELCOMES NDP CANDIDATE FOR REGINA QU’APPELLE
Regina city councillor, Fred Clipsham, receives New Democrat nod
REGINA – Federal leader Jack Layton today welcomed Regina city councillor, Fred Clipsham, to the New Democrat team. Clipsham was acclaimed as the NDP candidate for Regina Qu’Appelle at the riding association’s nomination meeting held last night.
“Fred will be an excellent candidate – and also an excellent Member of Parliament,” said Layton. “His experience in municipal and provincial affairs, as well as his great work on social and environmental issues, will ensure a strong and well informed voice for Regina Qu’Appelle in Ottawa.”
Clipsham, an economist by training and writer by profession, has won six terms on Regina city council and has served as vice-president of the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association. He plans to focus his campaign around issues such as housing, healthcare and building sustainable futures for urban, rural and First Nation communities.
“It’s a real honour to be part of the Federal New Democrat team. I’m eager to get out on the doorstep and to hear from the people in Regina Qu’Appelle,” said Clipsham. “They know you can’t trust Conservatives to stand up for Saskatchewan. It’s time this riding had a real voice in Ottawa and not just another Harper yes man who takes Saskatchewan for granted.”