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Friday, March 16, 2007

Public Meeting: Meet the Green Party Candidates For Vancouver-Kingsway

Kevin Potvin, publisher of The Republic newspaper, will be seeking the Green Party nomination in Vancouver-Kingsway for the next federal election expected this spring.

The nomination meeting will take place at 2:30 on March 24 at Café Deux Soleil, 2096 Commercial Drive. Come out to show support and hear some ideas!

Vancouver-Kingsway is currently represented by Liberal-elected, but Conservative-defected, David Emerson. In the previous election, the Liberals won with 43% of the votes, running that star candidate. Ian Waddell, a long-recognized figure on the left, representing the NDP, came second with 34%. The Conservatives came third with 19%, and the Green candidate came in fourth at 3%.

This time, the Conservatives, after Emerson’s defection to them, could lose half their support; the NDP, if Waddell bows out this time, could lose 5%; and the Liberal candidate, an unknown taking the place of Emerson as a Liberal, may lose up to 14% . That would leave 31%—enough to win—for an effective Green candidate. It’s a long-shot scenario. But if it’s possible to win, that’s how the vote would break out.

Come out and talk to the candidates (other ridings in Vancouver will also conduct their nomination meetings same place, same time) March 24 at 2:30 at Café Deux Soleil, and see just what the possibilities are!

You could also volunteer to help, which would be ducky. Time could be extremely short. An election may well be called before the 24th.

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