Here' s a copy of the Press Release that went out today regarding the Campaign.....
LOCAL NDP CANDIDATE COMES OUT OF THE GATES STRONG
December 6th 2005 - Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe NDP Candidate David Hackett was first out of the gates last week in the race to determine who will represent the riding in the next Parliament of Canada. In addition to having his signs in place around the riding well ahead of his opponents, he was also the first NDP candidate to be confirmed by Elections Canada in the entire country and the first candidate from any party to be confirmed anywhere in Atlantic Canada.
“We wanted to come out strong and show the people of
Hackett has begun to canvass the riding and expects to be out on the doorsteps until the week before Christmas, when his team will break for the holidays and prepare for the big January push.
“It’s important to get visible early. Both of my opponents will be funneling a lot of money into this riding, so we have to counter that with good old-fashioned hard work. We have to be out talking to people and on the phones getting our message out.”
Hackett likes his chances in the contest, and is determined to keep the momentum going until E-Day.
“People are tired of broken promises from the Liberals and wrong ideas from the Conservatives. The NDP is about getting results and once voters are turned on to that, I believe you’ll see a big surge of support in the riding.”