VICTORIA B.C. - The B.C. Green Party has published its media kit for local candidates on its website. These resources include candidate headshots and local campaign media contacts. They are available at: http://www.bcgreens.ca/media_kit.
The B.C. Green Party has announced 58 candidates to date, with more being announced nearly every day.
“I am delighted that we have announced candidates in two-thirds of B.C.’s 87 ridings,” said Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party. “The quality and experience of our candidates’ this election is unprecedented. Among the candidates running for the B.C. Greens are a number of scientists, academics, teachers, municipal leaders, community and environmental advocates and tech CEOs. What unifies them is a desire to get engaged in B.C. politics because they recognize that it’s time for a change - a change that will put people, not partisan politics and special interests, at the centre of our government’s decisionmaking.”
On Saturday, March 11, the B.C. Green Party held its first major campaign rally in Victoria. The rally was attended by 26 candidates and over 200 supporters.
This brings the number of non-incumbent candidates nominated by the B.C. Greens higher than that of the other parties. Nominating new candidates is a much more time-consuming process than running incumbents, due to the extensive recruiting and vetting process the B.C. Green Party conducts in order to ensure its candidates are adequately qualified to represent their constituents and the party. During the campaign, incumbents also have the advantage of trained legislative staff, who often volunteer on their campaigns after the writ drops.
“I am incredibly proud of what we have accomplished,” said Evan Pivnick, Provincial Field Director for the B.C. Green Party provincial campaign. “We have a small team that is working hard everyday to nominate new candidates and build the strongest team the BC Greens have ever fielded. From the Island to Vancouver to Nelson to the Cariboo, our candidates are all leaders in their communities and are running to win.”
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