(OTTAWA) -- Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) extended hearty congratulations to her Ontario counterpart, Mike Schreiner, after his historic victory in the riding of Guelph in today’s provincial election.
Mr. Schreiner, who has led the Ontario Greens since 2009, becomes Canada’s eighth Green Party legislator, following the three Greens elected in British Columbia, two in Prince Edward Island, one in New Brunswick and Ms. May in federal parliament.
“Mike Schreiner will be an outspoken advocate for Green values and a tireless champion for the people of Guelph,” said Ms. May. “For years, he has been a leader on issues such as campaign finance reform, protecting Guelph’s drinking water and food supplies and supporting small business. He goes to Queen’s Park with bold ideas and a willingness to work across party lines to make Ontario a better place to live, work and play. His collaborative approach is badly needed in this era of cynical and extreme politics.
“I congratulate Mike and his team for making history today and look forward to more Green gains from upcoming provincial elections in Quebec, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick as Green momentum gains strength nationwide.”
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