Endorsements

Shawn Menard has the trust of community leaders who have been organizing in Ottawa and Capital
Ward for decades. Here's what people have had to say about him and our campaign: 

"I am pleased to endorse Shawn Menard and look forward to Shawn working for the benefit of 
all in Capital Ward and for the City  of Ottawa as a whole." - Paul Dewar, Community
Activist and former MP for Ottawa Centre

"Shawn's knowledge of Ottawa City politics and his commitment to standing up for the rights of our 
communities have completely won me over. I endorse him with hope and enthusiasm." 
- Patricia Smart, Professor Emerita, Carleton University and long time Glebe community activist

"It is not enough to support a a 'progressive' councillor. You need a councillor who knows how 
to organize and win votes for progressive policies. This is what Shawn Menard will do." 
- Evelyn Gigantes, former MPP for Ottawa Centre 

"I have worked with Shawn as a community organizer for the past nine years. In addition to his 
executive abilities, what really impresses me is his warmth, patience and unflappability" 
- Archie Campbell, President of the Dalhousie Community Association

"Capital Ward is almost entirely in Ottawa Centre and it deserves a voice who will offer bold 
solutions backed up by grassroots organizing to fix the problems facing City Hall. 
Shawn Menard is that voice."  - Joel Harden, MPP for Ottawa Centre

"City Council has become a developer's heaven. I have seen Shawn's work on the Board of 
Education and he has the experience, drive and ideas to make an important difference at City Hall."  
- John Smart, Ottawa Board of Education Trustee (1980-88)

“The City of Ottawa lags behind other municipalities in its commitment to greater use of public transit,
cycling and pedestrian infrastructure. Shawn has been an outspoken critic of the present City Council’s
environmental efforts. As a long time Glebe resident of over 40 years, I heartily endorse
Shawn Menard.” Oliver Kent, past president of a national environmental oganization
and Glebe resident for more than forty years  


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