GREENS NEED MORE CANDIDATES
The Green party has confirmed only about 60 per cent of its candidates with exactly one week to go until the Elections Canada nomination deadline — according to analysis conducted for Canwest News Service — leaving it well behind the other parties.
The Greens have pledged to run a full slate of candidates across the country for the Oct. 14 vote, but had only 176 nominees confirmed as of 2 p.m. Monday, based on all available information gathered by PunditsGuide.ca. The party appears to have significant gaps in Quebec, the Atlantic provinces and across the Prairies.
However, party spokesman Mike Gosselin says the Greens had 203 candidates nominated, screened and approved as of Monday afternoon.
“We will have 306 candidates,” says national campaign chair Jim Harris. “That’s unequivocal, there’s no question.”