Social justice activist seeking nomination to replace Olivia Chow
Social justice activist Joe Cressy will seek NDP nomination to replace Olivia Chow's seat in the House of Commons. (joecressy.ca)
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, March 17, 2014 10:04AM EDT
TORONTO - Social justice activist Joe Cressy says he will seek the NDP nomination to replace Olivia Chow as MP in the Toronto riding of Trinity-Spadina.
Chow resigned her seat last week to run for mayor of Toronto.
Cressy was president of the party riding association in Trinity-Spadina, but quit when he decided to seek the nomination.
He was Chow's campaign chair in the 2011 federal election and is also a member of the NDP federal council.
If elected, Cressy says he will build on Chow's legacy.
He says he will stress a progressive urban agenda and environmental and social justice at home and abroad.