Saturday, January 17, 2015

Paul Manly's nomination meeting

Wow. I've never been to such an exciting political event in Nanaimo. The energy was positively electric!

The federal Green Party AGM and nomination meeting for Nanaimo-Ladysmith was held on January 12th. It was opened very powerfully by Geraldine Manson, elder in residence of the Snuneymuxw First Nation.









Then Paul Manly accepted the nomination in a speech that got better as he went along!

The always amazing Elizabeth May then made promises to him (and us!) See both here.




 

Then Elizabeth gave a beautiful but short speech about how Paul's election, along with many other Greens (especially here on Vancouver Island) will provide the balance of power when the Conservatives are reduced to a minority government.






Paul is a very strong candidate. He has been passionately involved in local, national and international events. He is the one who exposed the Quebec police acting as ill-behaved protesters at an international trade event. His films cover a wide variety of subjects from saving water-sheds to immoral Canadian mining companies, and more.

Does he have a chance at winning this new riding? Absolutely. Whenever a solid campaign team gets the vote out (close to half of registered and non-registered voters don't vote) then the Greens pull ahead of the mainstream parties. Paul's team is just as strong as is he.

This will be an exciting race!

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