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First out of the gate: a look at Peter Julian’s NDP leadership campaign

By Laura Ryckewaert      

Susan Spratt is the MP's campaign manager. She is an ex-Canadian Auto Workers union exec in B.C.

NDP MP Peter Julian is emphasizing his ties to Quebec and his environment policy during his bid for party leadership. The new leader will be decided roughly five months from now, in October. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

NDP MP Peter Julian, the first to officially enter the NDP’s ongoing leadership race, is so far supported in his campaign by a pool of roughly 200 volunteers, says campaign manager Susan Spratt.

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