Former Environmental Commissioner acclaimed as Green Party candidate in Parry Sound-Muskoka

OTTAWA — Former Ontario Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller was acclaimed as the Green Party candidate for Parry Sound-Muskoka yesterday. Mr. Miller, who served as the province’s chief environmental watchdog for 15 years sees the 2019 federal election as a turning point in Canadian history.

“The Green Party recognizes the seriousness of the climate crisis and has concrete plans for how to address it,” said Mr. Miller. “Canadians are frustrated with governments that continue to ignore this emergency. The Green Party is poised to make a significant breakthrough in the 2019 election. I want to be a part of that. I will be a strong voice for the residents of Parry Sound-Muskoka.”

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) said: “I’m thrilled that Gord Miller has been acclaimed as the Green candidate for Parry Sound-Muskoka. Gord’s considerable contributions and expertise in government affairs and environmental and sustainability issues will be invaluable. I look forward to him joining me in Ottawa this fall.”

Mr. Miller is no stranger to the Green Party, having served on the federal party’s shadow cabinet and as senior policy advisor to the Green Party of Ontario. Ms May and Mr. Miller celebrated the launch of his campaign at a large Green rally in Barrie, Ontario.

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