OTTAWA – Christine Moore, MP for Abitibi–Témiscamingue (QC), announced today that she is supporting Charlie Angus in his bid to become leader of the NDP.

“When I was first elected in the Orange Wave in 2011, Charlie was one of the natural leaders in our caucus who helped us find our feet as parliamentarians and public servants. Since then I have seen him in Ottawa fighting for the same progressive values that unites Quebec and Canada,” Moore said. “As a Francophone, I’ve been watching Charlie closely over this leadership race. I’ve been impressed by the progress he’s made and I know that he’ll be a strong voice for Quebecers, in English and French.” 

“We need someone with the skill and experience to make sure that the NDP is heard once again this fall and be ready to take on Justin Trudeau and Andrew Scheer head-to-head in 2019.”

Moore won her seat in 2011 after running unsuccessfully in 2006 and 2008. She was strongly reelected in 2015 after giving birth in the middle of the campaign. She has served as the NDP’s critic for National Defence, deputy critic for Health, National Defence and Energy and Natural Resources and is currently the critic for Rural Affairs and Economic Development Canada for Quebec regions. Prior to being elected, Moore worked as a nurse and served in the Canadian Forces. She is recognized as a hard worker and very appreciated in her riding.

“I’m proud to have Christine’s endorsement,” Angus said. “She’s been a strong voice for rural Quebec, and I’m happy that she’s placed her confidence in me to work for Quebecers as Leader of our party.” 

Click here to read Moore's open letter supporting Charlie.