PEI Green Party leader Sharon Labchuk has decided not to enter the Green Party of Canada leadership contest.
Labchuk, who also currently serves as the GPC’s environment critic, says that she’s too involved in PEI issues to abandon her home province and move to Ottawa.
That’s fantastic news for the Green movement in all of the Maritimes. Not only does Labchuk personify the PEI Greens, but so too is she involved in propping up the Greens in Newfoundland and New Brunswick (the latter province still does not have a registered provincial Green Party).
And if I can be incredibly shallow, Labchuk’s “granola” image probably wouldn’t help the federal Greens continue growing their support amongst “mainstream” Canadians.
But does anyone honestly think David Chernushenko doesn’t have the contest sealed up already? Just my opinion, anyway…