Ontario Greens announce two new by-election candidates for February

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"We are at a crossroads in Ontario. Old line parties squabble over little fixes while the rest of the world marches boldly into the 21st century.  Ontario deserves better - a single publicly funded school system, protecting our environment, and a sane way of doing politics.  Greens are making a difference in Canada and around the world. Vote green for for your kids, your community, your Ontario."    image: The Green Party of Ontario

“We are at a crossroads in Ontario. Old line parties squabble over little fixes while the rest of the world marches boldly into the 21st century.
Ontario deserves better – a single publicly funded school system, protecting our environment, and a sane way of doing politics.
Greens are making a difference in Canada and around the world. Vote green for for your kids, your community, your Ontario.” image: The Green Party of Ontario

Toronto – Green Party of Ontario leader Mike Schreiner extends a warm welcome to two candidates for the February 13 by-elections: Dr. Teresa Pun for Thornhill and Clarke Bitter for Niagara Falls. “Both Teresa and Clarke are strong community members looking to change the status quo at Queen’s Park,” said Schreiner. “Our candidates are running to send a message that we need to support local business, ensure an effective and efficient school system, and protect the places we love.”

Dr. Teresa Pun was born in Hong Kong and raised in Toronto. As a doctor and a mother, she understands the impact of poverty on health. She currently practices allergy and clinical immunology in Richmond Hill and Toronto.

Clarke Bitter is an entrepreneur, Red Seal Chef, husband, and father. He has called Niagara Falls his home for the past decade. Since arriving in Niagara, Clarke has opened two businesses, and been honoured with a Niagara Top Forty under Forty Award (2009) and the City of Niagara Falls Environment Award (2010).

“Greens are making a difference in Canada and around the world,” adds Schreiner. “Just look at the leadership and integrity Elizabeth May has brought to the House of Commons. Our candidates are committed to bringing that honest voice to politics in Ontario. A vote for the Green party is a strategic and responsible vote for change.”    For the Silo, Becky Smit

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