Green Party Meet& Greet in Almonte - theHumm June 2019
Green Party Meet& Greet in Almonte - theHumm June 2019
By — Chandler Swain
OK friends and neighbours, it’s time to start really thinking hard about who we choose to represent our riding federally this fall. I know, I know, our riding always votes Conservative — but what if we were to send a strong message for change, along with a swelling number of voters across Canada who are concerned about all the pressing issues we have to confront? Come out and meet the new Green Party Candidate for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston — Steve Kotze — on Sunday, June 16 from 2–4pm at Carriageway Studios in Almonte.
Why are the Greens gaining momentum across the country? In Steve’s words, “People are starting to realize that the Green Party is more than a one-issue party, that it has policies that deal with all facets of the economy, and our social and political life. Green policies in other countries have been shown to have positive impacts on the economy. Jobs and ‘greening’ the economy are central to the Green Party platform. With more Greens in Ottawa there will be more people to push for the changes that need to happen — Greens are not beholden to corporate interests, Greens represent all their constituents and not just the people who voted for them.”
Steve is a 35-year resident of Lanark County who was chosen from a slate of three very strong candidates. He lives a low-carbon, “green” lifestyle with his family in rural Lanark County. He works as an accountant and regards himself as fiscally conservative. He has helped many organizations build and strengthen their capacity with sound financial management. He is dissatisfied with the status quo, particularly here in our riding. He feels that instead of helping communities to be strong and sustainable, the Conservative agenda has sought to save money by spending taxpayer dollars to tear apart hard-won institutions that help everyone live happier more prosperous lives. Steve’s mission is to work to strengthen communities by implementing Green policies that are so critical in this time of economic and environmental upheaval. It is exciting and hopeful to witness a groundswell of support across national and party lines to implement longstanding Green policies.
So come with your questions, scepticism, or just to say “hi” and give Steve your support. We look forward to attracting folks from all sides of the voting spectrum as a lead-up to this incredibly important federal election (fall 2019). We can work together toward a brighter future where lots of great jobs, great healthcare, great education and great community supports are the focus: not simply “economic growth”, which obviously doesn’t do much for regular and vulnerable Canadians. You can be a part of this move to a brighter future by supporting Steve Kotze and the Green Party this fall. Come and find out more on June 16 at Carriageway Studios.
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Dec 8 - 10 Christmas Craft & Art Show
Dec 9 - 10 MAG Christmas Show & Sale
Dec 10 Multicultural Meet & Greet
Dec 15 - 16 Ambre McLean Xmas Concert
Dec 16 Kintail Country Christmas
Dec 17 Ava-Lunch: A Snowfall Fable
Jan 27 Tom Wilson
Mar 23 The Once
- The Highs and Lows of Mary Loos
- Celebrate the Written Word — Readers and Writers Connect!
- Ava-lunch, a Snowfall Fable Family Puppet Show at the Almonte Library
- Winter Market at Brooke Valley School
- Union Hall Crafts atAFM Christmas Market
- “No Gift Is Too Small”
- A Musical Celebration of Christmas
- A Delicious Holiday Open House
- Holiday Wishes from Climate Network Lanark
- Folkus — Give the Gift of Music!