Paul Moist, National President of CUPE joined members of CUPE NB on a hot and sunny day in a Campbellton park for a barbeque and discussion about CUPE’s stance in the election. He took the opportunity to thank members in the province for all of their hard work, saying that CUPE members make their communities the places that they are, and the work they do every day is what makes New Brunswick great.
Paul Moist and CUPE were joined by special guest Tom Mulcair, Leader of the NDP. Mulcair pointed out CUPE NB President Danny Légère’s t-shirt to the crowd, which bore the logos of the NDP and CUPE side by side and read “our party, our voice.” “Every time Paul Moist talks about the NDP he talks about ‘our party’, and that’s the best possible signal that we could send,” said Mulcair.
Paul Moist addressed the assembled crowd, saying “wouldn’t it be nice to have a Canada that talked about a job strategy for all regions, that talked about living wages, that talked about retirement security for all Canadians, that talked about affordable, accessible childcare for all Canadians. Under Tom Mulcair’s leadership we have watched this grow over the last three years. We stand on the shoulders of giants; of Tommy Douglas, of Ed Broadbent, of Jack Layton. This is leadership that all Canadians can believe in.”
Paul Moist, Daniel Légère and Tom Mulcair all took the opportunity to pay tribute to retiring long time NDP MP for Acadie-Bathurst, Yvon Godin, saying that he has been a tremendous voice in Parliament for working Canadians. “If we had more Yvon Godins in Parliament –which we will after October 19th—we can turn this country right side up”, said Paul Moist.