Ryan Watson Takes The Helm As Leader of the Green Party of Nova Scotia
GREEN PARTY OF NOVA SCOTIA
P.O. Box 36044
5665 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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.
For additional comment, please contact:
Leader, Green Party of Nova Scotia
Chair of External Communications, Green Party of Nova Scotia
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