Left to right: Blair Cusack, Sandra Milligan, Mark de Bruijn

North Island-Powell River Greens announce candidate nominees

Nominations have closed! After a thorough search for a suitable candidate, the North Island-Powell River (NIPR) riding of the Green Party of Canada (GPC) has not one, not two, but three candidates seeking the riding’s nomination in the 2019 federal election.

The three candidate nominees are Blair Cusack and Mark de Bruijn of Comox and Sandra Milligan of Campbell River.

Cusack has worked as a technical analyst in the petroleum, hydro-electric and IT industries, while de Bruijn is a retired teacher and college instructor, fish biologist and community builder. Milligan is a biology instructor at North Island College and president of Greenways Land Trust.

Don’t know the candidates?

You can ask them anything at three Meet the Candidate Nominees events during the month of February. The three meet-and-greets are open to the public.

The first one is on Monday, Feb. 4, 6-8 p.m., at the Campbell River Community Centre Room 2, located at 401-11th Ave, in Campbell River, with subsequent events in Powell River and the Comox Valley. Watch for updates  or consult NIPR’s Facebook page.

Following the three meet-and-greets, GPC members will choose their riding candidate at NIPR’s nomination meeting, set for March 10 at 2 p.m.

Green Party of Canada leader, Elizabeth May, is scheduled to address the crowd at the successful candidate’s campaign launch, set for March 23.

In the meantime, don’t forget that you need to be a GPC member 30 days prior to the nomination meeting in order to vote (i.e. by February 8, 2019). Go to the Green Party of Canada website, scroll down and click on JOIN in order to become a member. Remember to click on the link that says  A one-year membership is $10 and a three-year member is $25, though of course you can donate more.

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