From the time I was invited to submit my name for the nomination, to the last polls being counted on election night, I’ve been honoured to represent Brantford-Brant as your Green Party candidate.
Many thanks also to Mike Schreiner, the leader of the Green Party of Ontario, for taking an entire day of his Leader’s Tour, visiting Brantford-Brant’s political and business leaders, and launching our campaign with a Town Hall meeting.
We worked on the traditional campaign events that the Brant Greens are known for: our Green Screen booth at the Paris Fair, waste diversion at Canada Day and other events, and participating in other community events.
We also tried new and unusual things: Sign waving, which is standing at a busy intersection holding election signs, waving at passing motorists and pedestrians; canvassing on bicycles; and having a bike ride with the candidate!
And I’d like to thank my fellow candidates. While the media highlighted the rancour between some of the party leaders, in our own riding the relations between candidates was always respectful.
And finally, I’d like to thank my family, Laurel and Willem, for canvassing with me, coming to debates, and supporting me throughout the entire campaign.
Thank you all!