An eager crowd was on hand Monday in Nanaimo to hear who’s seeking the nomination for the Green Party of Canada in the upcoming federal election.
Paul Manly, a longtime social justice activist and filmmaker, wants to represent the Green Party in the newly established riding of Nanaimo-Ladysmith. Manly’s the only candidate seeking the nomination.
Speaking at Mon Petit Choux bakery in Nanaimo, a traditional stop for campaigning politicians, Manly said proportional representation and addressing climate change are among his top priorities.
Manly says vote-splitting isn’t a real concern for him, because he plans to reach to out to people who have felt disenfranchised by federal politics in the past.
While some worry about the impact of having an MP who is not a member of the party in charge, Manly says federal resources will flow to the riding regardless.
Manly said the riding needs an MP who’s not afraid to speak their mind and do what’s best for the community.
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May will be at the party’s nomination meeting on Monday, January 12 at Beban Park Social Centre. The doors open at 6:30pm and the event starts at 7:00pm.
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