Members of the Association of the Green Party of Canada (ADC) for the Pontiac Riding have officially hailed Shaughn McArthur as their candidate for the next federal election. This formalization took place as part of a hybrid in-person / virtual event overseen by Green Party of Canada parliamentary leader Elizabeth May and Pontiac Riding Association president François Joly. Over 50 Green Party supporters were in attendance.
“I have known Shaughn for a long time, through his work on Parliament Hill and his advocacy for fair climate action internationally. Shaughn is absolutely ready to take the riding, and I want Shaughn to be part of the first cohort of green MPs elected in Quebec.”
- Elizabeth May, parliamentary leader of the Green Party
In his acceptance speech, the new candidate of the Green Party of Canada in Pontiac, Shaughn McArthur, stressed the need to undertake true reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, to address the issue of affordable housing, to protect spaces against unsustainable development, to ensure decent health care for the elderly, to involve young people in democracy and decision-making, and to build a green and regenerative economy.
“The multi-billion dollar green economy is an opportunity to revive agriculture, forestry and small businesses, and to bring youth, dynamism and vitality back to parts of our world. area that has been fallow for too many years. The Pontiac can and should be on the cutting edge of emerging markets, but it takes political courage and investment. ”
- Shaughn McArthur
No official date has been put forward for the next federal election, but parties are preparing for a campaign as early as the end of the summer.