When I first came to Kingston in 1977, Kingston and the Island’s was perceived to be a safe Conservative seat. In 2018, it was considered a safe Liberal riding. After two strong NDP provincial campaigns by my fellow Councillor, Mary Rita Holland in 2011 and 2014, Ian Arthur was elected as our NDP MPP. He has served us well. In our most recent Federal Campaign, Barrington Walker and his campaign team performed better than ever before in Kingston and the Islands for the NDP. Clearly Kingston is no longer a safe Liberal seat. Vic Sahai will be a strong progressive candidate and an agent of change in Parliament. He has worked tirelessly in his career as a public health scientist. His work has taken him to many Northern Indigenous Communities, Africa and Latin America. As a scientist, he is very committed to tackling Climate Change. As a first generation Canadian of colour, Vic has lived experience that will allow him to represent Kingstonians well. Without hesitation I will be voting for change; I’ll be voting for Vic.
Jim Neill, Kingston City Councillor; long-time Kingston District Labour Council Executive Member