Green Party of Ontario begins candidate selection process

Kitchener-Waterloo – Green Party of Ontario members will choose their Kitchener-Waterloo by-election candidate at a nomination meeting on June 27th. Several residents of the Kitchener-Waterloo region have expressed an interest and candidate applications will be accepted until June 13th.

"Former speaker Chris Stockwell has confirmed this by-election can’t result in a Liberal majority" said Kathy Acheson, Kitchener-Waterloo resident and GPO Secretary. "This by-election will really be a choice between voting Green or voting for the status-quo. On June 27th the Green party will nominate the candidate who can make the most difference for Kitchener-Waterloo."

Federally Elizabeth May has shown what a big difference even a single independent voice can make. Kitchener-Waterloo and Ontario need a Green MPP to rise above petty partisanship and demand good government that addresses the needs of Kitchener-Waterloo.

"McGuinty, Hudak and Horwath look at Kitchener-Waterloo and see the potential for one more backbencher," said GPO leader Mike Schreiner. "I look at Kitchener-Waterloo and see citizens who want local concerns to direct their MPP, entrepreneurs creating jobs and people promoting healthy local food and lifestyles. Ontario has much to learn from this vibrant community. Voting Green is the best way to put the needs of Kitchener-Waterloo at the top of the province’s agenda.”  

Kitchener-Waterloo residents who are interested in selecting the next Green party candidate are invited to contact nominations@gpo.ca for more information.

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