Green Party of Canada (GPC) Federal Election Candidate Nomination Meeting in Kanata--Carleton

The Green Party Electoral District Association (EDA) for Kanata—Carleton will select its candidate for the upcoming Federal Election.

KANATA, May 30, 2019 — The Kanata-Carleton Green Party announced today details of its nomination meeting to be held on June 13, 2019 at the Kanata Legion, 70 Hines Road in Kanata at 7:00 p.m.

Tracking the momentum building with the recent elections of Green Party members in B.C., Prince Edward Island and throughout the world, the Greens are inviting the public to attend the nomination meeting to select the Green candidate for the upcoming federal election. Under Green Party rules, only members as of May 13, 2019 may cast votes. However, anyone interested is welcome to attend to observe, sign up as a member or election volunteer.

Two impressive contestants are vying for the nomination: Jennifer Purdy ( and Andrew West (, as well as the ever-present “None of the Above” (NOTA).

Andrew is a lawyer practicing out of Carp. He’s a three time Green Party candidate in Kanata, past-president of the Ottawa Centre Green Party EDA, and the Attorney General critic for the Green Party of Ontario. During the 2015 election he represented the Green Party in national debates on healthcare and agriculture. He has volunteered for many, many Green Party events including MCing the gala dinner at the 2016 GPO Convention in Calabogie .

A native of Kanata, Jennifer Purdy is a family physician who recently retired from the Canadian Armed Forces after over 23 years in service. She has a small solo practice in Lifestyle Medicine in Kanata, and she and her husband Bill Whelan live in Dunrobin on a hobby farm.

Rounding out the evening, a special presentation from Paul Beckwith on Climate Systems will follow the voting for the nomination.

“We’ve seen a quantum leap in the Green Party this year”, said Jason Scott, CEO of the Kanata—Carleton Green Party Association. “Green successes across the country are being reflected in the quality of the nomination contestants we’re seeing both in this riding and across the country. We’re confident that the Green Party will have a substantial caucus on the Hill this election. We’re hoping that one of those MPs will be representing us.”

This will be an important election for the future of our planet, our country and our children. Please consider attending to learn about and influence the decisions that will affect all of us, and help to elect another member of the growing Green Party Caucus in our parliament.

The Kanata—Carleton Green party has more information at


For more information please contact:

Jason Scott

Rex Benning, phone: 613-413-3877