You're invited to join us in nominating and supporting the Green Party of PEI candidates for districts 14 (Charlottetown-West Royalty) and 16 (Cornwall-Meadowbank). Join us at the Piatto Pronto on the causeway that links the two districts.
Please see below for information on approved nomination contestants for each district.
We hope you can join us for pizza, politics (and optionally for those 19+, pints) and lend your support to our Green nominees! All are welcome (you do not need to be a member to join us).
All members province-wide are eligible to vote in these nominations. You may vote in person at the nomination meeting, and if you are unable to attend in person you may request an online ballot by February 22, 2019, or appoint another member in good standing to act as your proxy (please notify us by writing to [email protected] if you choose to appoint a proxy).
The following nomination contestants have come forward and been found to be qualified to seek the nomination to run as Green Party candidates by Provincial Council:
For District 14 Charlottetown-West Royalty:
Father to three awesome kiddos and a Realtor based out of Charlottetown. Gavin Hall lives and works in District 14 and loves it. An Islander by choice, Gavin has embraced Island life since moving to PEI from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in 2004 and is an active member of the community.
Gavin says: "I was drawn to the Green Party of PEI because of its inclusive nature and the desire to change the way politics are done. The people of PEI deserve better from their government. We need an honest government that understands the needs of all islanders and works for our future generations along with the most vulnerable in our society. A government that collaborates and listens to the people while making the changes and investments necessary to make the island truly sustainable both fiscally and environmentally."
Gavin looks optimistically to the future knowing that PEI has an opportunity to expand its green energy using new technologies and work towards energy sufficiency while helping to alleviate the burden of high energy costs for all islanders. The government needs to work with fishermen and farmers to protect our lands and waters to ensure their industries remain sustainable into the future. Smart investments and changes need to be made to our health and education systems to give our children more opportunities while reducing wait times for all islanders along with supporting those who care for their loved ones at home.
Positive changes can be made to our political system to ensure we have a brighter future for everyone.
For District 16 Cornwall-Meadowbank:
Ellen was born and raised in Cornwall PEI. After her graduation from Bluefield High School, she became disillusioned with both the professional and educational opportunities available in her desired field of study - animal-assisted therapies - and chose to leave PEI to travel and gain relevant experience. Over eight years this resulted in professional development across six continents involving both people and horses.
Ellen has studied counselling, equine business management and has most recently achieved an Undergraduate Certificate of Coaching from Cambridge University.
At twenty-six years old Ellen returned to her home community of Cornwall armed with a belief in grassroots programming and a desire to effect change. The Hughes-Jones Centre for People and Animals (HJC) was designed and built to fulfill this goal using what Ellen loved most - working with horses - to help at-risk youth build healthy relationships and valuable life skills.
After 10 years of serving the local and greater Island communities through her work at HJC, Ellen was displaced due to the Cornwall bypass and is in the midst of rebuilding her life and rural business in Prince Edward Island.
To quote Ellen: "It was during the experience of dealing with the government and the expropriation process that I became more politically aware and came to the conclusion that in order to affect long term change, I had to be willing to step up. The Green Party’s values and desire to change the way politics operate in PEI resonated with me and made me believe that the voices of my community would not only be heard, but valued."
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Charlottetown, PE C1E 2E2
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