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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. Continue Reading

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Canadian Green accuses New Democratic Party of sleezy tactics

“How about we pay you to sit this one out?” seems to be the message the New Democratic Party sent to BC Green Party candidate Andrew Weaver. Sharing sentiments similar to those which drive many former Republicans and Democrats to join the US Green Party, Weaver is quoted at the Vancouver Sun website saying

The NDP are portraying themselves as sugar-coated candy, but I’m finding that below the surface there’s some real ugliness. Anybody who knows anything about me knows that’s one of the reasons I am running: I’m sick and tired of this kind of stuff, of this underhanded political gamesmanship,

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