Andrew Moraga named Kitchener Centre NDP candidate for federal election
Moraga to face incumbent Liberal MP Raj Saini
Ecologist and environmental researcher Andrew Moraga has been named the NDP candidate for Kitchener-Centre for this fall's federal election.
Moraga won the nomination on Feb. 10.
In a statement sent to CBC Kitchener-Waterloo, Moraga described himself as "a person of colour from a multi-ethnic background, a proud member of the LGBTQ-plus community, an environmental advocate, a scientist, and so much more as represented by the sum of many parts."
He is currently working on his doctorate in social and ecological sustainability at the University of Waterloo.
In particular, the issue of climate change resonates with him, Moraga said.
"I was inspired to action in seeking political office to ensure strong and equitable policies to counteract greenhouse gas emissions and move Canada towards a more sustainable relationship with the environment, especially as we transition to a net zero carbon economy," he said.
Moraga lives in Kitchener's Civic Centre area and has volunteered for various groups for more than a decade.
He will be facing incumbent Liberal MP Raj Saini, who is seeking reelection.