Trio vie for local Green party

It’s a three-way race to be the next Green Party candidate in Okanagan-Shuswap.

  • Feb. 19, 2011 6:00 p.m.

It’s a three-way race to be the next Green Party candidate in Okanagan-Shuswap.

Chris George, Karen Durant and Greig Crockett are seeking the nomination to be the party’s candidate in the next federal election.

From Notch Hill west of Salmon Arm, George has operated restaurants for 20 years.

“We’re running out of time on the environment. We need to take action,” said George.

“Sending a Green to Ottawa is the most powerful statement the people of this riding can make.”

Recently arrived from Abbottsford, Durant lives in Enderby and she ran for the Greens in the last election.

“I urge voters to consider how important it is to work together as a team to make sure there is a future of clean air, clean water, happy farmers, good health care, and social services that protect the impoverished, mentally ill and addicted,” she said.

Crockett is a retired lawyer in Coldstream.

“Opinion surveys increasingly demonstrate the top concern for Canadians is the environment and a sustainable economy,” he said.

“The Green Party enables voters to put action into those concerns at election time.”

Speeches and voting will be conducted at two nomination meetings in the riding.

The first will be March 2 at 7 p.m. at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery, while the second will be March 3 at 7 p.m. at the Schubert Centre in Vernon.