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Canadian Greens break through in British Columbia

p andrew weaver teamFrom the Huffington Post:

The Green Party has finally broken through at the provincial level and will form a presence in British Columbia’s new government.

Andrew Weaver won the riding of Oak Bay – Gordon Head with 3,489 votes. It marks the first time that a member of the Green Party has been elected to B.C.’s legislature.

“We didn’t split the vote, we are the vote in Oak Bay – Gordon Head,” said Weaver during his victory to a crowd of supporters Tuesday evening.

The Liberal incumbent Ida Chong was pushed into third place.

The MLA’s victory follows that of federal Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, who won Saanich-Gulf Islands from former cabinet minister Gary Lunn in the 2011 federal election.

Dave Schwab

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