SDSG Greens set up riding association, candidate will be chosen in October

The Green Party of Canada has established a federal-provincial riding association. Elaine Kennedy (far left) is the chief executive officer and Patrick Burger (second from left) is the organizing chairman. Both seen here in a September 2015, file photo, of an all-candidates debate in Martintown, Ont. Also shown are then-Liberal candidate Bernadette Clement (second from right) and then-Conservative incumbent Guy Lauzon (far right). (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

SDSG – The Green Party of Canada has established an official federal-provincial riding association in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry.

The chief executive officer of the riding association is Elaine Kennedy – a long time Green party candidate locally. The organizing chairman is Patrick Burger, who ran for the NDP in SDSG in the 2015 federal election.

“I am pleased that the Green Party can offer a natural home to progressive voters who are willing to put principle over power,” Kennedy said in a prepared statement.

The party hopes to hold a nomination meeting sometime next month.

The next Ontario general election is on or before June 2, 2022 while the next federal election won’t happen until Oct. 16, 2023 at the latest.

The federal NDP was able to strike a deal with the Trudeau Liberals on worker sick leave following the throne speech, preventing a fall election.

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