At the formal opening of his new campaign office in Côte des Neiges, Liberal candidate Anthony Housefather revealed several major endorsements for his campaign to become the next Member of Parliament in the Mount Royal riding.
The heavyweight endorsements include Côte des Neiges – Notre Dame de Grace Borough Mayor Russell Copeman, Snowdon City Councillor Marvin Rotrand and all eight Côte Saint-Luc city councillors, former D’Arcy McGee Liberal MNA Lawrence Bergman, Angela Mancini, President of the English Montreal School Board and 50 well known leaders of ethnic community organizations present in Mount Royal. These names are added to current Mount Royal Liberal MP Irwin Cotler, who already endorsed Housefather.
“We have confidence in Anthony,” indicated Copeman and Rotrand. “We’ve worked closely with him over the years in his capacity as a municipal elected official. He is competent, dedicated and progressive with an exceptional record in articulating and defending the needs of minorities.”
Cote St. Luc Councillors Mike Cohen, Ruth Kovac, Dida Berku, Allan J. Levine, Steven Erdelyi, Glenn J. Nashen, Mitchell Brownstein, and Sam Goldbloom have all endorsed Housefather and are urging Côte Saint Luc and other riding residents to vote Housefather and the Liberal team.
“The Government of Canada is changing on October 19,” said Councillor Mike Cohen. “Anthony Housefather will be the strong voice for the Jewish community and other communities that our constituents are seeking.”
Bergman who served as a member of the Quebec National Assembly for 20 years, indicated that Housefather had an established record in working in a multicultural milieu promoting tolerance, harmony and cooperation.
The 50 ethnic leaders of major organizations serving the Filipino, Bangladeshi, Indian, Sri Lankan, Jewish, Lebanese, Iraqi, Chinese and Black communities were also present to voice support for Liberal leader Justin Trudeau’s vision of an inclusive Canada and to back Housefather and a change in government.