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David Turner for NDP Member of Parliament PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Monday, 16 February 2004 13:49

In anticipation of a spring election, David Turner, former Mayor of Victoria and former Chair of the Greater Victoria School District, will announce Wednesday his nomination to be the NDP candidate for the federal Victoria riding. "My candidacy is a call to action for members of the NDP and all Victorians to take back our riding and take back our country," said Turner. "Like many of you, I'm tired of David Anderson, our Member of Parliament, being Ottawa's voice to Victoria, instead of representing the interests of ordinary Victorians to the federal government."

The nomination meeting is this Saturday, February 21 at 5 pm, and will feature Jack Layton, the candidates and pizza. Meet at the da Vinci Centre, 195 Bay Street in Vic West.

David Turner for NDP MP: Ideals and Experience in Action
2821 Blackwood Street, Victoria BC, V8T 3W7
(250) 385-7585, davidturner.ca, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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For Release: February 4, 2004

VICTORIA- In anticipation of a spring election, David Turner, former Mayor
of Victoria and former Chair of the Greater Victoria School District, will
announce Wednesday his nomination to be the NDP candidate for the federal
Victoria riding. David will hold a short news conference at 12:45
Wednesday, February 4, outside the entrance to Victoria City Hall which
fronts o­n Centennial Square. He will then join a student protest calling
for lower tuition fees. At the news conference David will respond to the
Liberal Government's Throne Speech, and address federal budget priorities
and issues.

"My candidacy is a call to action for members of the NDP and all Victorians
to take back our riding and take back our country," said Turner. "Like many
of you, I'm tired of David Anderson, our Member of Parliament, being
Ottawa's voice to Victoria, instead of representing the interests of
ordinary Victorians to the federal government."

"Like Jack Layton, I believe in government that benefits all people - not
just the rich and large corporations, who have been pampered by successive
Liberal governments. Martin's first significant act as Prime Minister was
to give another multi-billion dollar tax break to the rich. With his Throne
Speech, he has set the stage for more privatization, more dismantling of
government services for middle class and poor Canadians, increasing child
poverty, supporting US military and foreign policies, and preaching
environmental slogans while reducing environmental regulations."

In contrast, David Turner's record is o­ne of government for the people by
the people. Here are just a few of the many improvements he initiated as
Mayor and School Board Chair:

  * Brought in equal pay for work of equal value at both City Hall and the
School Board.
  * Established the Capital Region Race Relations Council, and promoted
diversity o­n the Victoria Police Board.
  * Introduced low-floor buses in Victoria.
  * Opened up City Hall to all citizens.

For more information o­n David Turner's candidacy visit
http://davidturner.ca or call 385-7585.

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Information:
  
http://davidturner.ca

David Turner, 385-7585

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Brief Biography of David Turner

  * Married with two children and two grandchildren.
  * Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Victoria,
1979 to present
  * Coordinator of Community Association Network (CAN) 2001 to present
  * Mayor of Victoria, 1990 to 1993: established pay equity, Capital Race
Relations Council
  * Trustee & Chair of Greater Victoria School Board, 1982 to 1988: brought
in pay equity
  * Federal NDP Candidate, 1999
  * Human Rights Advocate, Vancouver Island Human Rights Coalition, 1994 to
present
  * Treasurer, Capital Region Race Relations Association, 2002 to present.
  * Founding Director, Blanshard Community Association, 1974 to present.
  * Resident of Blanshard-Hillside-Quadra community for 30 years.
  * Registered social worker since 1976, Chair of Local BCASW branch 2001
to present
  * BCGEU Shop Steward, 1975 to 1978, BCGEU Member, 1971 to 1979
  * Probation Officer in crime prevention and community development, 1971
to 1979
  * Member of NDP since 1974. Member of Federal NDP Executive, 1998 to 2003
  * Emigrated to Victoria in 1971, and has lived here ever since.
  * Obtained Law degree at Sheffield and Social Work post grad at Oxford.
  * Worked as a probation officer in England from 1967 to 1971.
  * Volunteered in youth work.
  * Born to a working class family in Nottingham, England 1944.

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