Virtual panel discussion April 20: Why the New Democratic Party?

Special event for CUPE members in Nova Scotia and across the country. 

Have you ever wondered why CUPE is partisan? Do you find it hard to distinguish one party from the other?

Please join us for a critical look at the relationship, historic and current, between labour and the New Democratic Party. We’ll consider the NDP’s growth, popularity, demise and re-birth as election time looms over us in Nova Scotia.

Hear from our panel of experts for a frank discussion and ask questions!

  • Stephen Kimber, award-winning author and journalist
  • Barb Nederpal, president of the Hospital Employees’ Union (the B.C. health services division of CUPE)
  • Cathy Remus, former director of CUPE Union Education
  • Lynn Jones, Nova Scotian labour and human rights activist, who is also the first Black general vice-president of the Canadian Labour Congress and the first Canadian-born African woman to seek office in a federal election

Moderated by Archana Rampure, CUPE’s national director of research and former NDP staffer.

Topic: CUPE Nova Scotia: Why the New Democratic Party?

Time: Tuesday, April 20 at 7 PM (Atlantic time)

Where: online via Zoom at

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Cathy Remus, Lynn Jones, Stephen Kimber, Barb Nederpal and Archana Rampure