The Peterborough-Kawartha Federal Green Party Association is searching for a recent candidate for the 2019 federal election following the resignation of Brock Grills.

On Tuesday, the association announced Grills was stepping down for “personal reasons.”

“Mr. Grills is happy with his contribution to the Green Party locally but must take time for private matters,” stated Gianne Broughton, CEO of the association and president of the provincial Green Party Association.

Grills was chosen because the candidate in late February during a nomination meeting. Last fall, he ran for a seat on Peterborough city council in Otonabee Ward but was unsuccessful within the municipal election, ending fourth.

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Broughton says anyone with an interest in becoming a candidate is asked to contact her via email.

Liberal Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef, minister for ladies and gender equity, is searching for re-election this fall. Michael Skinner will once more represent the Conservatives within the federal race, while Candace Shaw is the candidate for the Latest Democratic Party. Alexander Murphy is running for the People’s Party of Canada and Ken Ranny represents Stop Climate Change.


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