Green Party lacks candidate in Flin Flon constituency

It’s not easy being Green – if you’re a Flin Flon voter. 

The Manitoba Green Party did not register a candidate in the Flin Flon riding in time for Tuesday’s nomination cutoff for the April 19 provincial election. 

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The Reminder sought comment from the Greens, but no one answered the phone at the party’s headquarters and the voicemail was full.

Flin Flon is not the only Green-less constituency. With 32 candidates across Manitoba, the Greens are 25 candidates shy of a full slate of 57.

The Greens ran their first provincial candidate in Flin Flon in 2011, when Saara Harvie garnered 3.3 per cent of the vote.

For the 2016 election, Flin Flon has a total of four candidates in Liberal Leslie Beck, Progressive Conservative Angela Enright, New Democrat Tom Lindsey and independent Clarence Pettersen.

Both the Progressive Conservatives and New Democrats are running full slates across Manitoba, but nomination problems left the Liberals four candidates shy of that mark, according to CBC.ca.

The new Manitoba Party will run 17 candidates across the province. Its proposals include a five per cent PST, ending photo enforcement of traffic violations and mandating that 90 per cent of education money be spent at the school level,
CBC.ca reports.

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