Green Party nominates Hall for District 14, Jones in District 16

CHARLOTTETOWN - At a nomination event held earlier today on the causeway linking Charlottetown with Cornwall, Green Party of PEI members nominated Gavin Hall as their candidate for District 14 (Charlottetown-West Royalty) and Ellen Jones for District 16 (Cornwall-Meadowbank).

Gavin Hall is a realtor, father of three, and an active community member who resides in District 14.

"I was drawn to the Green Party of PEI because of its inclusive nature and the desire to change the way politics are done,” said Hall. “The people of PEI deserve better from their government. We need an honest government that understands the needs of all islanders and works for our future generations along with the most vulnerable in our society. A government that collaborates and listens to the people while making the changes and investments necessary to make the island truly sustainable both fiscally and environmentally."

Ellen Jones was born and raised in Cornwall, and is the founder of the Hughes-Jones Centre for People and Animals, where Ellen combined her love of horses with her love of people to help at-risk youth build healthy relationships and valuable life skills. The Hughes-Jones Centre was expropriated and demolished in 2018 after 10 years of operation to make way for the Cornwall bypass, leading to a highly publicized arbitration hearing in the Supreme Court of PEI which concluded that Jones was not appropriately compensated for the expropriation of her home and business.

Says Jones: "It was during the experience of dealing with the government and the expropriation process that I became more politically aware and came to the conclusion that in order to affect long term change, I had to be willing to step up. The Green Party’s values and desire to change the way politics operate in PEI resonated with me and made me believe that the voices of my community would not only be heard, but valued."

Ellen Jones has served as the Green Party of PEI’s Shadow Critic for Communities, Land and Environment since 2018.

Green Party leader Peter Bevan-Baker, who was present to welcome his two newest nominees, said “I could not be more thrilled to welcome both Gavin and Ellen to our growing team of Green nominees from tip-to-tip. Both are prime examples of the kinds of people who are stepping forward in every district to offer a real alternative to politics-as-usual; not career politicians, but active community members from diverse backgrounds who want to make a positive difference where they live, and for the Island as a whole.”

The Green Party has now nominated a total of 17 candidates for the upcoming election, as summarized below:

 

1

Souris-Elmira

Boyd Leard

2

Georgetown-Pownal

Susan Hartley

6

Stratford-Keppoch

Josh Weale

9

Charlottetown-Hillsborough Park

Josh Underhay

11

Charlottetown-Belvedere

Hannah Bell

12

Charlottetown-Victoria Park

Karla Bernard

13

Charlottetown-Brighton

Ole Hammarlund

14

Charlottetown-West Royalty

Gavin Hall

15

Brackley-Hunter River

Greg Bradley

16

Cornwall-Meadowbank

Ellen Jones

17

New Haven-Rocky Point

Peter Bevan-Baker

19

Borden-Kinkora

Matt MacFarlane

21

Summerside-Wilmot

Lynne Lund

22

Summerside-South Drive

Steve Howard

23

Tyne Valley-Sherbrooke

Trish Altass

24

Evangeline

Nick Arsenault

25

O'Learny-Inverness

Jason Charette