Larry Rousseau, Executive Vice President of the Canadian Labour Congress
"I am pleased and happy to see my friend and former colleague, Joel Harden, continuing his calling to serve the constituents of Ottawa-Centre" said Rousseau. "Joel has proven over the past four years his commitment to all residents and not just those who voted for him, which is what a true Member of the Legislature must do. Joel's tenacity in tackling core issues faced by marginalized and minority groups, and especially those requiring good quality public services including healthcare and long term care, not to mention specialized education - doing what he can to make our communities better places to live - is truly inspiring! Rousseau continued, stating "I am looking forward to do my civic duty and vote, and I hope all residents of Ottawa-Centre who can vote will do so. I cannot think of a better candidate running in this election who deserves more to be re-elected to continue serving and representing the constituents of Ottawa-Centre!"