OTTAWA – Today, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announced the appointment of long-time senior NDP strategists Jennifer Howard as the NDP’s 2019 Campaign Director and Michael Balagus as Special Advisor to the NDP’s 2019 Campaign. On Thursday, the NDP also released two campaign videos to speak to Canadians from coast to coast to coast.
“Jennifer and Michael are the best in the business when it comes to the NDP family and we’re so lucky to have their wealth of experience help us form the government Canada deserves in 2019,” said Singh. “Jennifer has been instrumental as our Chief of Staff in the last 6 months and we are very fortunate that, with the help of Michael, she will lead our hard-working team during the election.”
Howard, who has been Singh’s Chief of Staff since December, was elected to represent Fort Rouge in the Manitoba Legislative Assembly in 2007, where she served as House Leader, Minister of Family Services and Labour and as Minister of Finance. Before being elected, Howard worked as a senior advisor and strategist in Premier Gary Doer’s government. Balagus is currently Chief of Staff to Andrea Horwath, the Leader of the Opposition in Ontario. He was the architect of the Ontario NDP’s historic breakthrough in the 2018 provincial election, and previously served as the Chief of Staff to both Premier Greg Selinger and Premier Gary Doer in Manitoba.
The NDP is also releasing two campaign videos to show Canadians they’re on their side and will put them ahead of rich corporations, unlike Liberal and Conservative governments in Ottawa.
Jagmeet Singh and the NDP will present their vision to create good jobs, make life more affordable and fight climate change before the end of June.