Paul Manly, MP-elect for Nanaimo-Ladysmith, has made history as Canada’s second-ever elected Green Party MP.
Manly won Monday’s by-election with more than 37% of the votes, ahead of the Conservative Party (24.8%) and the NDP (23.1%).
“It gives me great honour to offer my congratulations to Paul Manly, MP-elect for
Nanaimo-Ladysmith and Canada’s second elected Green MP. Paul ran a principled campaign on a powerful vision for his community. I am pleased Elizabeth has such an extraordinary colleague to join her in Ottawa,” said Andrew Weaver, leader of the BC Green Party in a press release.
Manly will join Green Party Leader Elizabeth May in the country’s capital.
I cannot wait to welcome @paulmanly to Parliament! Reinforcements at last! Thanks to an amazing team of dedicated volunteers! Thanks to the voters of Nanaimo-Ladysmith. You did it! #GPC #NanaimoLadysmith https://t.co/D3vlRU068Q
— Elizabeth May (@ElizabethMay) May 7, 2019
“Whether it is the changing economy, widening income inequality, the housing crisis, or the
climate disaster, Greens across the country have become important contributors in the political landscape. Canadians are increasingly aware that the approach of the old parties is no longer sufficient to meet the problems of the 21st century,” Weaver said.
“We need bold, innovative solutions, grounded in evidence, and paired with a fresh vision to transform humanity’s greatest challenges into our greatest opportunities.”