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Leader's Schedule October 5th - 11th:
TODAY - October 7
TUNE-IN and Call In Today at 9am! Elizabeth May on CBC Radio's Ontario
Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada, speaks with Rita Celli, host of CBC Radio One’s Ontario Today, as part of Rita Celli’s series of interviews with the federal party leaders.
Ontario Today is CBC Radio's province-wide open line show: call in at 1.888.817.8995!
CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCEMENT, Victoria
Ms. May and Green Party candidate Jo-Ann Roberts attend a media event at the solar power manufacturer Carmanah Technologies in Victoria on Wednesday morning. They will be joined by Carmanah CEO John Simmons. All participants will be available for questions.
When: Wednesday, October 7, 2015; 10:30 am (PDT)
Where: Carmanah Technologies, 250 Bay Street, Victoria, BC
Ms. May and Ms. Roberts join candidates from all of the Southern Vancouver Island electoral districts at the University of Victoria today for an all candidates fair.
Two debates will take place after the fair: the first with Ms. Roberts and candidates for the riding of Victoria; and the second with Ms. May and candidates running in Saanich-Gulf Islands.
When: Fair - 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Victoria debate - 1:30 to 2:30 pm
Saanich-Gulf Islands debate - 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Where: Vertigo Room in the Student Union Building, University of Victoria
Town hall with Elizabeth May and Fran Hunt-Jinnouchi, Langford, 6 pm
Ms. May and Green Party candidates Fran Hunt-Jinnouchi (Cowichan—Malahat—Langford) and Frances Litman (Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke) host a town hall in Langford tonight to talk about the Green Party platform and vision for the future.
When: Wednesday, October 7, 6 to 8 pm
Where: Royal Canadian Legion, 761 Station Avenue, Langford
Greens Unveil 2015 Platform for A Canada That Works. Together.
Elizabeth May Worked Hard for Her Constituents in Saanich-Gulf Islands
Over the past four years as the MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands, Elizabeth provided powerful and positive leadership - raising concerns over the damaging Omnibus bills and dangerous investment treaties. Elizabeth was the first federal leader to bring attention to the new, quite possibly unconstitutional, anti-terrorist bill (C-51) that appears designed to inhibit Canadian free speech and stifle protest against fossil fuel infrastructure.
As the MP for the constituents of Saanich Gulf Island, Elizabeth:
- Held over 80 public Town Hall meetings where she reports to citizens and listens twice a year in every SGI community.
- Held Teen Town Halls, reaching out to young people and getting a terrific response from students.
- Works diligently on behalf of individual constituents with immigration, pension, and other issues. See the Saanich-Gulf Islands May 2015 newsletter for several examples.
- Initiated the Saanich Peninsula Partnership working for affordable housing on the Peninsula (2013); the Partnership now has tri-council support and is moving forward to work with developers.
- Stopped the closure of the National Centre for Plant Health in North Saanich by convincing the Harper government to reverse their decision, the only place saved from the Harper Administration cuts announced in the Omnibus budget bill C-38 (2012). Elizabeth made this happen by calmly and repeatedly pointing out the logic of separating the plant quarantine facility from mainland agriculture.