A federal party leader made a stop in Manitoba Friday.
Elizabeth May was out campaigning with provincial Green leader James Beddome and Wolseley candidate David Nickarz. She spoke to party supporters and the media at Nickarz’s campaign office. He is expected to contend on election night.
“This is the year the Greens make a breakthrough in the Manitoba Legislature.” May said. “I’m here to say that one Green MLA can make a difference.”
May points to her personal experience as the only Green MP in federal parliament as proof that voting for the party is effective. She says the Greens are willing to work with the other parties to benefit Canadians.
“Good ideas presented in a respectful fashion get picked up by other parties and then they become law,” She said, “Canadians who have elected Greens are really happy they did.”
As voters in BC, PEI and New Brunswick have voted in Green MLA’s, the Manitoba party is hoping to continue the momentum. For May, and Manitoba Green leader James Beddome, it’s about showing voters that they are a serious option.
“I think it’s a message of encouragement and those who are considering voting Green, go for it.” She said. “One Green MLA can do a lot and that’s something people don’t hear.”
May is the first federal party leader to make an appearance on the campaign trail. Voters go to the polls on April 19th.