Peggy Nash is a strong advocate for a fairer economy and improved workplace rights. She is a former NDP Member of Parliament from Toronto, and continues to be a media commentator on economic, political and social issues. Prior to electoral politics Nash was a labour negotiator with CAW (now Unifor) and pioneered innovative programs for women in the union. She is founding member of Equal Voice, an all-Party organization dedicated to electing more women. She continues this work internationally as an official election observer and by training women who run for elected office.