Ryan Watson Takes The Helm As Leader of the Green Party of Nova Scotia

PRESS RELEASE
GREEN PARTY OF NOVA SCOTIA

P.O. Box 36044
5665 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 3S9
http://www.greenparty.ns.ca

June 29, 2008

WATSON ELECTED GREEN LEADER

BIBLE HILL, NOVA SCOTIA - Ryan Watson of Halifax was chosen Leader of the
Green Party of Nova Scotia on the final day of the party's convention at
the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Bible Hill.

Watson, who was unopposed in his bid for leadership, says the timing is
right for the Greens to take their place in the provincial legislature.
"Our party has so much incredible potential - we are truly poised to
transform Nova Scotian politics. It's time to step into this space and
take hold of our opportunities."

Watson decided to enter provincial politics after serving as the Green
Party of Canada nominated candidate for Halifax. "The communities of our
province are faced with great challenges and immense opportunity," he
says. "Nova Scotia is ideally situated to blaze a trail toward
sustainability and long-term prosperity."

Watson's work in coordinating international leadership training and local
community development workshops both within Nova Scotia and abroad provide
him with a unique set of skills and approaches that are well suited for
political leadership. He and his wife Shannon are expecting their first
child in August 2008.

Gabrielle Donnelly of Halifax is the new Deputy Leader of the Green Party
of Nova Scotia, elected as Watson's running mate.

The Green Party of Nova Scotia ran a full slate of candidates in the 2006
provincial election, and increased their popular vote by 110% in the
October 2007 Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage by-election.

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For additional comment, please contact:

Ryan Watson
Leader, Green Party of Nova Scotia
Email: ryan@ryanwatson.ca
Phone: 902-405-6914

Marcus Hynes
Chair of External Communications, Green Party of Nova Scotia
Email: communications@greenparty.ns.ca
Phone: 902-405-6492

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Cheer

Congradulations Ryan! As a side note what happened to Barton Cummings?

Joel

Joel Robitaille Halifax, Nova Scotia The opinions expressed here are mine and do not necessarily represent the official policy of the Green Party of Canada.

Name Correction

Sorry, make that Barton CUTTEN. Sorry for getting the name wrong.

Joel Robitaille Halifax, Nova Scotia The opinions expressed here are mine and do not necessarily represent the official policy of the Green Party of Canada.

Clarification

Greetings Joel!

Thank you for your post and the question.

One of the provisions in the Green Party of Nova Scotia's leadership race guidelines stipulates that contestants must name a Deputy Leader running mate a minimum of at least seven days from the onset of a leadership convention. In this particular instance, Barton was unable to declare a running mate and therefore was obliged to withdrawal from the race.

Hope this helps to clarify matters.

Chris Alders
Head Organizer
Green Party of Nova Scotia

Welcome Ryan & Gabrielle to the leadership of Canadian Greens!

Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations to Ryan and Gabrielle on your election as Leader and Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Nova Scotia!!

The Nova Scotian Greens did the whole Green Party of Canada proud -- by fielding a full slate of 52 candidates in the 2006 general election just three weeks after the party had been founded!!

Thank you to Chris Alders for posting this!

Jim