July 24th, 2020

Madonna Doucette nominated as NDP candidate in Sydney-Membertou

SYDNEY - Madonna Doucette has been nominated as the NDP candidate for Sydney-Membertou in the next provincial election.

Madonna has been a vocal advocate for women’s rights and gender equality, the 2SLGBTQ+ community and child poverty in Cape Breton. A grassroots community organizer with deep roots in the non-profit sector in the CBRM, she worked with the Ally Centre of Cape Breton and is currently employed with the Youth Project.

“I’m excited to keep working for the people of Sydney-Membertou,” said Doucette. “People are calling for changes to address poverty, the state of our health care system, and the fiscal imbalance impacting the CBRM. This election, we can make a difference in people’s lives throughout the province.”

Doucette is the third candidate to join the NDP team in Cape Breton. Earlier this month, former CBRM Mayor John Morgan was nominated as the NDP candidate for Glace Bay-Dominion. In March, Kendra Coombes was elected as the NDP MLA for Cape Breton Centre.

“With a team like Kendra Coombes, John Morgan, and now Madonna Doucette, momentum is building for our party in Cape Breton,” said NDP Leader Gary Burrill. “Madonna is fearless, outspoken and committed to her community. She will be a fantastic representative for the people of Sydney-Membertou.”

Madonna Doucette has run twice for the NDP in Sydney. In a 2015 by-election, Madonna placed a strong second, and in 2017, she was just 160 votes shy of winning in one of the closest races of the election.

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