From the Canadian Broadcasting Company:
Peter Bevan-Baker has made P.E.I. political history by winning the Green Party’s first seat in the P.E.I. legislature.
Bevan-Baker was winning his district with an 900-vote lead over incumbent Liberal Valerie Docherty, who was at 1,001 votes with 11 of 12 polls reporting. Bevan-Baker dominated the district, taking 54 per cent of the votes.
With his win, it appears the party’s strategy to put all its efforts and resources toward getting him elected was a good move.
In this, the third election for the Green Party in P.E.I., the small-party tactic of putting all their resources behind Bevan-Baker had reasonable precedents. It worked for federal Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, and recently in New Brunswick and B.C., where David Coon and Andrew Weaver, respectively, won their seats. Continue Reading
The Green Party of Prince Edward Island, Canada has appointed an interim leader.
Green Party of Prince Edward Island (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Darcie Lanthier a businesswoman from Mermaid, PEI was appointed as interim leader by the party. She replaces Sharon Labchuk who resigned a few days ago after leading the party for seven years, and establishing it as the province’s third party, ahead of the long-established New Democratic Party and newcomer Island Party.
“I just really want to deeply participate in moving the Green party forward,” Lanthier said in an interview Tuesday.
Sharon Labchuck, leader of the Green Party of Prince Edward Island, in Canada, has resigned the leadership after leading the provincial political party for seven years.
Reports indicate there are several people interested in running for the leadership including Peter Bevan-Baker. Labchuk established the party as the province’s third party in two elections, beating out the long-lived NDP.
“Sharon Labchuk announced Thursday she was stepping down as leader after a seven-year run. Bevan-Baker told CBC News he’s looking at the leadership, but hasn’t made a decision yet.”