Michelle Neill steps forward as leadership candidate
At a special Zoom announcement attended by approximately 30 NDP PEI members and media, former NDP federal candidate Michelle Neill announced her intention to run in the Island New Democrat leadership convention to be held this April
Michelle comes from an almost 30 year career in the federal public service. She’s held various roles including team leader and assistant manager. Shortly after starting her career, she quickly involved herself in her union as a local representative. During her time there, she took on roles as steward and president. This helped her prepare for being part of the national PSAC bargaining teams in 1999-2000 and 2018-2020.
Locally, she involves herself in community organizations including Wings on Ice Skating Club, the Charlottetown Figure Skating Club, North Star Minor Hockey Association, Skate PEI, and Hockey PEI, and most recently with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Central PEI.
She calls herself very fortunate to have an extremely supportive family, where her husband of 29 years, Robbie, and children, Keila (pronounced Kayla) and Taylor, have always supported her passion to help others even though it often meant time away from the family to gain specialized training.
In her closing remarks, Neill commented “As leader of the Island New Democrats I will be a strong voice in leading this party to be the change that Islanders need and desire.”
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