October 2019 – Making Waves

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earth 54 BCBUSINESS OCTOBER 2019 down to Heading into this month's election, Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May has a plan to combat climate change and boost the economy. It's called Mission: Possible, but she doesn't claim it would be easy, and some industries would benefit more than others A As Elizabeth May enters Sidney's Mary Winspear Centre for a town hall meeting with her constituents on Van- couver Island, she waves to one audience member, hugs another, sits and chats to a third. Apparently May knows most of those in the room, as she notices a few newcom- ers and asks them to raise their hands. In a follow-up interview, she notes that 300 or 400 people usually attend the meetings in Sidney, and cumulatively 1,000 to 1,200 throughout the riding. "Saanich–Gulf Islands is amazingly civi- cally engaged," the Green Party of Canada leader says. "You can also see that in voter turnout. We had just under 75-percent voter turnout in 2011, and in 2015 we had just under 80-percent voter turnout." They'll have another opportunity to cast their ballots in the October election. In /// b y F E L I C I T Y S T O N E ///

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