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Akaash Maharaj's Nomination Draws Unprecedented National Support

Akaash Maharaj has officially filed presidential nomination papers


Saint John - Wednesday 27 August 2003


Akaash Maharaj has become the first and only person to officially file nomination papers to stand as a candidate for President of the Liberal Party of Canada.

In an unprecedented show of support, Maharaj's nomination papers have been endorsed by the current or past president of every provincial and territorial association in the Liberal Party of Canada.

"I am humbled by the overwhelming support for my candidacy, and I will work tirelessly to justify the faith of Liberals across Canada," said Maharaj.

"The Liberal Party is now by far the largest political party in Canadian history. As President, I hope to prove to Canadians that through membership in our Party, they can exercise true responsibility over the course of the national agenda, and share in the authorship of the social contract that binds us together and defines us as a nation. The Liberal Party's creed must be that democracy can be more than just a manner of choosing governments; it can be a manner of governing ourselves."

Maharaj is currently the only official candidate for the Party presidency, which will be elected at the November 2003 leadership convention at the same time as the new Party leader. He is in the midst of the third national tour of his campaign.

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Akaash Maharaj Campaign
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