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Green Party’s Elizabeth May to visit Yellowknife


Elizabeth May, leader of the federal Green Party, is to visit Yellowknife on July 3 and 4.

May, in her 13th year as party leader, will host a town-hall meeting in the city on Wednesday evening.

The latest leg in her “Community Matters” series of such public meetings begins at 7pm on Wednesday at Northern United Place, and is scheduled to last two hours.

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“The purpose of the town hall is to spark genuine conversation about what we can all do together to secure our future for humanity and the natural world,” read a statement from the party announcing the event.

“All are invited to come and share their priorities, concerns and vision for Canada’s future.”

The party says its NWT candidate for the forthcoming federal election will be chosen on July 10.

Paul Falvo and William Gagnon are the two nominees for the candidacy. The party had been due to announce its decision earlier this summer – a process that was subsequently delayed.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative leader Andrew Scheer both visited Yellowknife in 2017. Jagmeet Singh has yet to make a public appearance in the city since becoming federal NDP leader two years ago.

Michael McLeod, the incumbent Liberal MP for the NWT, will defend his seat in the fall election – polling day is October 21.

Banker Yanik D’Aigle will represent the Conservatives, while Luke Quinlan will stand for Maxime Bernier’s new People’s Party. The New Democrats have yet to announce a candidate.

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