For the first time in well over 30 years, our party won more votes than the Progressive Conservatives in Ottawa South – on what was frankly a banner night for the Conservatives in Ontario. And for the first time in the history of the riding, the NDP vote in Ottawa South exceeded the party’s performance provincially.
Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers and activists who made our campaign one of the most successful in the history of the Ottawa South NDP. Never have we raised as much money, recruited as many volunteers or engaged as many voters as we did during this campaign. We have a great deal to be proud of, and we have built a solid foundation upon which to prepare for the next campaign. It was truly an honour to be our candidate for this election.
Thank you to the thousands of Ottawa South residents who cast their ballot for us yesterday.
Congratulations to John on winning the seat.
This last campaign represented another step in our fight for social justice, peace, equality and the elimination of poverty here in Ottawa South. It is these values that brought us together, and we are growing. The issues that drove our campaign remain, and so let’s recommit ourselves to task of continuing to build our movement as we prepare for the next round. We've only just begun. This time we finished second. Next time it will be first.
Thank you. Merci. شكرا جزيلا