With federal election talks continuing to gain momentum, the Green Party is holding an acclamation party for its Ottawa-Orléans candidate tonight.
Paul Maillet – an Orléans resident of almost two decades and Green candidate in last year’s federal election – is once again throwing in his bid for the east-end riding, marked by the Tuesday, June 16 event at the Barley Mow Pub.
“I want to raise awareness about the important relationship between ethics, the environment, a sustainable economy and the quality of life of our community,” he said, in a statement, about his decision to run. “Our well-being and that of our future generations depends on our doing something now. It is past time that we had a strong voice for integrity, the environment and a sustainable economy in Parliament.”
In 2008, Maillet pulled in a six per cent portion of ballots cast in Ottawa-Orléans, bringing up the rear behind candidates from the Liberals, Conservatives and NDP, in an election that saw incumbent MP Royal Galipeau win a second mandate.