Brenda Sayers was named Green Party candidate for North Island Powell River Sunday.

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Leader of The Green Party of Canada recently introduced their candidate for North Island Powell River

The local Riding Association and Elizabeth May, Leader of The Green Party of Canada recently introduced their candidate for North Island Powell River.

“We need to see a real change in Ottawa; a change that is people-driven,” said the newly-named candidate, Brenda Sayers.

The announcement on Sunday was made at the joint Federal/Provincial Green Party rally in Nanaimo and live-streamed across Canada. The Party has now finalized the line-up of All Star candidates for the seven Vancouver Island ridings.

As a member of the Hupacasath First Nation, Brenda Sayers fought the ratification of the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) for the past two-and-a-half years on behalf of her community and of all people of Canada.

This experience has given Sayers the determination and drive to continue working for Canadians’ rights and liberty.

Joining other Green Party candidates on Vancouver Island, such as Jo-Ann Roberts (Victoria) and Paul Manly (Nanaimo Ladysmith) Sayers said, “I am excited and honoured to be the Green Party candidate for the North Island Powell River riding and I look forward to being part of a large Green Party caucus in Parliament.”

Sayers will be joined by Elizabeth May for her Campaign Launch at the K’omoks Big Hall (3330 Comox Road) on Friday, June 5 at 6 p.m.