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Kootenay-Columbia announce nomination format for new riding

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
July 27th, 2014

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, set for the fall of 2015 or earlier, has opened, with a vote by local Green Party members slated for later this year.

“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,” Devon Caron, Chief Executive Officer of the Green Party Electoral District Association for Kootenay-Columbia, said.

“Now is the time to take the first steps in changing the way we are represented in Ottawa.”

The Greens are confident of better success in the next federal election following the performance of current MP Elizabeth May and the addition of Bruce Hyer as Canada’s second Green MP as well as the election of Andrew Weaver as a provincial MLA.

“We already have two strong candidates seeking the nomination so we are excited to see a real nomination contest forming in Kootenay-Columbia,” said Caron.

“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.”

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