Friday, March 25, 2011

Green in Hudakville

Meredith Cross - Duchene speaks at the Green Party nomination meeting.

I didn't expect much from the meeting last night to elect the Niagara West - Glanbrook Green Party representative for the next provincial election as NW - G is the home riding of Tim Hudak, leader of the Conservative Party of Ontario.

I also didn't expect to find the room at the Beamsville Library jammed with people.

It was a shot in the arm. Very exciting.

Meredith Cross-Duchene had introduced herself by phone to everyone the day before so I was at least familiar with one of the people interested in carrying the Green banner next October in the Provincial election.

The candidates spoke and Meredith, who is studying chemistry at University, was asked how she thought she would be able to manage her life in the event of a win.

"Well," she said with a big wicked grin, "If I happen to crush Tim Hudak ...."

The crowd laughed and she waited patiently before she told us her plans.

Munchies while we waited for the votes to be counted.

It was said half in jest.

We must always keep in mind that angry Ontario voters have been known to turn their backs on the old parties.

We are ready.

And our candidate, Meredith Cross Duchene is ready.

So join us. 

For a change.


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