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Posted: July 22, 2014

Green Party nominations open

Greens hosting barbecue potluck at Wycliffe

Greens in the new federal riding of Kootenay-Columbia are getting ready to select a candidate for the next federal election. The nomination contest for the candidate to represent the Green Party of Canada in the upcoming election, which will take place in fall of 2015 or earlier, has opened, with a vote by local Green Party members to follow in late 2014.

greenpartyThis weekend, the Kootenay-Columbia Greens are hosting a barbecue Potluck at Wycliffe Regional Park, to give local Greens a chance to meet each other – and to start planning for the next election.

The potluck – which anyone can attend – is also a celebration of the doubling of the Green caucus, with MP Bruce Hyer recently joining Elizabeth May in Parliament.

For the barbecue, which starts at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 27 at site 5B at Wycliffe Park, attendees are encouraged to bring something to grill and something to share.

With Elizabeth May’s performance as Parliament’s hardest working MP, the addition of Bruce Hyer as Canada’s second Green MP, and the election of Andrew Weaver as a provincial MLA, Greens believe the tide is turning in favour of the party with a strong focus on a smart economy, a strong environment, and strong communities.

Devon Caron, Chief Executive Officer of the Green Party Electoral District Association for Kootenay-Columbia said, “With the Conservative Government’s recent approval of the Enbridge pipeline, it is more important than ever for us to stand up and say enough is enough. Now is the time to take the first steps in changing the way we are represented in Ottawa.

“We already have two strong candidates seeking the nomination,” said Caron, “so we are excited to see a real nomination contest forming in Kootenay-Columbia. We encourage anyone who wants a voice in selecting the Green candidate to become a Green Party member today.”

Julia Roberts of the Nomination Committee said, “With our new electoral boundaries, we are excited to have Greens in the old riding get to know their new friends in the Nelson area – and to select a great candidate to represent us in the next federal election.”

Green Party Electoral District Association for Kootenay-Columbia

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