Green Party of Canada's Response to Hurricane Fiona

(OTTAWA) – With the recent announcement that incumbent Peter MacKay won’t seek re-election within the upcoming federal election, and Liberal candidate David MacLeod stepping down hours later, David Hachey stands because the only confirmed federal candidate within the riding of Central Nova. The Green Party has great hopes for fulfillment within the riding with a powerful candidate and comprehensive Green platform.

“Central Nova maintains healthy support for the Green Party and green ideals,” says Hachey. “Elizabeth May received 32% of the vote in 2008 and the infrastructure in addition to the volunteers are still here – they have been waiting for this moment.  I received many calls and on Friday from a newly re-energized local Green movement. Elizabeth is doing a tremendous job as Leader of the Green Party and has raised our profile considerably together with her ideals and exertions – the time is now.” 

Central Nova has voted Conservative for a lot of the last 50 years. Hachey, who studied economics at Harvard, is running for the Green Party because their platform recognizes that environmental costs are real costs.

“We’re directly subsidizing industries to create jobs that even have indirect costs to the people and environment by which they operate,” Hachey says, mentioning the pulp mill in Pictou and controversial open-pen salmon farms along the Eastern Shore. “I’m not against industry, but let’s give local communities a say by which industries to advertise based on a full cost accounting of their impacts. I wish Northern Pulp well as they undertake improvements to their equipment and hope they’ve a future in Pictou County. I also hope government holds them accountable to the people and places they impact with their operations.” 

“I’m very happy that David Hachey was nominated because the candidate for Central Nova,” stated Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party and MP (Saanich – Gulf Islands) “This riding may be very special to me; it’s where I ran in 2008, and given David’s dedication, experience and education, I do know that he’s precisely the standard of MP Central Nova residents need within the House of Commons.”  

Hachey gives his best to outgoing MP Peter MacKay whose family has served Central Nova for nearly 50 years. 

“I would really like to wish Peter one of the best of luck as he pursues the subsequent chapter of his life,” Hachey concluded.  “He has a young family and I’m sure he’ll enjoy spending more time with them.”

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For added information or to rearrange an interview, contact:

Julian Morelli
Director of Communications
Green Party of Canada
cell: (613) 614 4916
office: (613) 562 4916 (224)


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