Although the Star acknowledges that Fred has little chance of winning in Nickel Belt, the editorial provides a list of reasons why voters should nevertheless feel good about casting a ballot for Fred and the Greens.
Nickel Belt has traditionally bounced between the NDP and Liberals, with outgoing Liberal MP Ray Bonin retiring this time around in favour of former municipal councillor Louise Portelance, who by all accounts has done a woeful job in this campaign. Gravelle has also under-performed, as alluded to in this article. Only Fred Twilley of the Greens has shone. It’s clear that his star is rising.
While it might not yet be the time for Nickel Belt to go Green, one can’t help but wonder what the near future might hold for this electoral district.
Oh, by the way, keep in mind that there is currently no Green Electoral District Association in Nickel Belt, and that Fred is campaigning with a team you can count on one hand, and with the finances only a little bigger than what you’re carrying in your own wallet right now!
We here in Sudbury are very proud of what Fred has accomplished, largely from just knocking on doors and talking to people. Way to go, Fred!
Steve May, CEO Sudbury Federal Green Party Association