Ontario MPP Cheri DiNovo has announced her bid to become leader of the federal New Democratic Party. Her bid is considered “unofficial” because DiNovo is refusing to pay the $30,00.00 entry fee set by the federal party.
DiNovo is the first person to declare his/her candidacy.
DiNovo explained her objection to the entry fee: “I just feel in principle that’s wrong,” DiNovo said. “It shouldn’t be about the money. It shouldn’t be about how much money you can raise to buy buttons and bobbles to promote yourself. It should be about principles.”
DiNovo announced she will not be running for provincial re-election in 2018 but will continue to sit in the legislature until the election is called.
The NDP will choose a new leader in the fall of 2017.
A representative from NDP headquarters was unavailable to comment on the leadership race and DiNovo’s status as a candidate.
Source: Toronto Sun