Elections PEI ruling leads to withdrawal of Green Party nomination contestant for the District 9 deferred election
CHARLOTTETOWN - Due to a ruling by Chief Electoral Officer Tim Garrity on the interpretation of a section of the Election Act this morning, the Green Party of PEI is announcing the withdrawal of Susan Hartley as a nomination contestant from tomorrow’s nomination vote for the District 9 deferred election.Read more
CHARLOTTETOWN - The Green Party of Prince Edward Island announced today the two nomination contestants who will go forward to a nomination meeting on May 24th to determine the Green candidate for the upcoming by-election in District 9 Charlottetown-Hillsborough Park.Read more
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|The Island Greens once again made history on April 23rd, forming Canada's first Green Official Opposition.|
It has been exactly four years since I was first elected on May 4th, 2015, and 11 days since PEI elected a record number of Green MLAs to the Legislative Assembly. We could not have done this without the time, talent, and dollars that you dedicated to local campaigns across this province. Not only did we see eight MLAs elected, but we had strong second place finishes from tip to tip. Thank you.
I wanted to take a moment to share some of what has been going on since election day. I have met with Dennis King, the leader of the Progressive Conservatives, and we have begun preliminary discussions about what collaboration could look like in the Legislative Assembly moving forward. I will continue to share updates with you as these conversations unfold.Read more
In anticipation of a by-election writ being issued for District 9 Charlottetown-Hillsborough Park in the wake of the tragic death of candidate Josh Underhay on April 19th, the Provincial Council of the Green Party of PEI has announced a process and timeline for selecting a new candidate to run in District 9.
A nomination meeting will take place on Friday, May 24th at 7pm at the Hillsborough Park Community Centre. All who have been members of the Green Party of PEI for at least 30 days by May 24th will be eligible to vote for the nomination.
The Green Party of PEI has nominated its candidates for Districts 27 (Tignish-Palmer Road) and 10 (Charlottetown-Winsloe) at two nomination meetings in the past two days.
Tuesday evening as Green Party candidates and supporters gathered to nominate the two newest members of their team in District 18 (Rustico-Emerald) and 20 (Kensington-Malpeque) at the New London Community Complex, party leader Peter Bevan-Baker inspired the large crowd gathered for the double nomination meeting as during the meeting it was learned that the election was called for April 23rd.
"This is a truly momentous evening," said Bevan-Baker. "It is one of those evenings that you may actually remember for years and tell your grandchildren where you were the night the writ was dropped for the 2019 PEI election. I know that sounds uncharacteristically boastful, but this could be a truly historic moment not only in Canadian politics but for the future of our grandchildren."
"The truth is that we don’t need more politicians, we need better leaders: candidates with vision, compassion and a commitment to public service. And as I look around this room tonight I see those future leaders ready and waiting."
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 20, 2019
Green Party nominates District 5 Mermaid-Stratford Candidate
ALEXANDRA - It was a full house at the Alexandra School House in Alexandra, PEI for the Green Party of PEI nomination meeting for District 5 Mermaid-Stratford.
The nominated candidate:
Michele Beaton - Family-oriented and dedicated to her community, Michele Beaton believes in an open and honest approach to politics, and brings her excellent listening skills to the task at hand. Michele wants to promote respect, collaboration and responsible public engagement as a way forward and understands the realities of today’s political climate.
BELFAST - At a nomination event held earlier today at the Belfast Rec Centre in Belfast, Green Party of PEI members nominated Matthew Keeping as their candidate for District 4 (Belfast-Murray River). The contested nomination was determined after one round of voting with Keeping winning over Jim Sanders, also from the area.Read more
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).Read more
|All across PEI, Greens are getting to the doors, building strong volunteer teams, and throwing parties!|
What does the Green Party mean to you?
For increasing numbers of Islanders, the Green Party represents an exciting (or at least intriguing) movement of political change and democratic renewal for a better future.
For many who get involved in the Green Party, whether as a volunteer or as a candidate, it's about community. Greens are people who care deeply about their communities, building relationships and working together to make a positive impact. That's why, as you get to know this party, it's meaning will encompass things that you may not always associate with "politics": Fun. Laughter. Potlucks. Sharing. Music!
We've seen all of those things on display at Green events recently, and there's so much more to come. As the election gets closer and things get more serious, our community grows and has more fun!
We're excited to get two more Green nominees launched this Sunday, for districts 14 (Charlottetown-West Royalty) and 16 (Cornwall-Meadowbank). We hope you'll join us at Piatto Pronto and become part of the community of support around these new candidates.
Nominations are still open in a number of districts around the province, but they won't be for long with an election call possible within weeks. If you have considered putting your name forward to run as a Green candidate, we highly encourage you to get in touch as soon as possible! You can learn more about the open districts an our nomination process on our website at peigreens.ca/nominate.
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