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Eelam Tamil elected President of Ontario NDP

An Eelam Tamil activist has been elected President of the Ontario NDP, the provincial branch of Canada’s main opposition National Democratic Party.

Neetan Shan, who is also vice-chair of the National Council of Canadian Tamils (NCCT), won against two other candidates.

"As the President of the Ontario New Democratic Party, I will continue to advocate for the rights of all marginalized communities in Ontario and maintain my focus on helping children, youth and families,” Neethan Shan told TamilNet.

"I cannot forget that my roots are intricately woven with the collective history of the oppression and resistance of my people. I will also continue to support my fellow Tamil activists who are campaigning for the rights of our people facing genocide in our homeland under a brutal military occupation," he further said.

Eezham Tamil activist Neethan Shan elected President of NDP, Ontario - TamilNet (16 Apr 2012)

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