P.E.I. NDP holding annual convention this weekend in Charlottetown

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Lorraine Michael

Prince Edward Island NDP members are gearing up for their annual convention, to be held April 26 at the Rodd Charlottetown.

Lorraine Michael, leader of the NDP in Newfoundland and Labrador and MHA for Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi, will be the guest speaker. Besides being provincial party leader, Michael has spent the last 40 years working as an activist for gender, social and economic justice.

The theme this year is Changing Democracy, and organizers say party members will be asked to consider how the NDP can work effectively with the community to ensure that everyone has a voice.

“Our theme, Changing Democracy, is really what we do each and every day,” NDP P.E.I. Leader Mike Redmond said in a news release. “We work with Islanders to ensure that we all have a voice in government.”

Registration begins at 8 a.m.  and the meeting is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Michael will speak at 9:30 a.m. and Redmond will speak at 4:20 p.m.

Registration for the convention is $20

"No one will be excluded because of cost," states the release. Those who wish to access support to help offset the cost of child or elder care are asked to contact Ann Wheatley in advance at ann.wheatley@ndppei.ca.

Organizations: Prince Edward Island NDP, Islanders

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Newfoundland and Labrador

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