The New Democratic Party of Newfoundland and Labrador closed nominations in the district of Windsor Lake at 5:00 p.m. on August 27.
The nominated candidates are Matt Howse and Kerri Claire Neil.
The nomination meeting will be held 7:00 p.m. tonight, August 28 at the Comfort Inn, 106 Airport Rd, St. John's.
To vote at the nomination meeting you must be a member of the NL NDP, a resident of the district of Windsor Lake, and have photo identification that includes your address.
Candidate biographies are below and candidate photos are attached.
For more information, call 709-739-6387 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matt Howse is a social activist and entrepreneur who has been involved with the NDP for eleven years, and ran for the Party in the 2015 provincial election. He is a former high school teacher and holds a Master's degree in Newfoundland Folklore from Memorial University.
Matt believes that the NDP values of empathy, compassion, and solidarity are crucial in navigating the economic, social, and political situation facing Newfoundland and Labrador today. The PC party set this province on a path to financial ruin and the Liberals have happily continued that journey. As a province, we cannot afford to place the weight of our unfathomable debt on the backs of the people. Matt knows that the NDP will fight for those who struggle to make ends meet, that it will fight against government lay-offs, and that it will fight for the rights of workers in order to maintain – and grow – the public wealth.
Matt knows that a vote for the NDP is a vote for the future of Newfoundland and Labrador, and that is why he is seeking the honour of the party's nomination in Windsor Lake.
Kerri Claire Neil
Kerri Claire Neil is a social economist and feminist residing in St. John’s, NL. A Newfoundlander born and bred, she is originally from Spaniard’s Bay and moved to town as a young woman to attend Memorial University. She has a B.A. (Hons) in Economics and is pursuing her M.A. in Sociology at the university.
Kerri Claire has worked throughout her education, most recently with Dr. Tony Fang in the Department of Economics researching immigration and municipal service delivery in the province, with a focus on policy development and has several publications, including the Democracy Cookbook. She is also an active volunteer in her community. In 2014, Kerri Claire started the MUN Tax Clinic, a free clinic to help low-income earners file their taxes. As Director of the MUN Tax Clinic, Kerri Claire has grown the clinic to be the biggest in the province and implemented innovative service delivery models that are being considered as best practices at the national level.
Kerri Claire Neil has also been an outspoken activist, focusing on two main issues: feminism and Muskrat Falls. These are issues she holds dear to her heart and hopes to discuss with residents in the upcoming byelection. Windsor Lake has a history of electing strong, smart women and Kerri Claire hopes to continue that legacy as a representative of the district.
Kerri Claire has also been actively involved in researching and mobilizing against Muskrat Falls since the project was first proposed and offers considerable expertise on this important issue.