Mike Schreiner, leader of the Green Party of Ontario, will be visiting Peterborough on Saturday, March 24th as part of 20-stop tour of Ontario.
Schreiner, who was elected leader in November 2009, is the local Green Party candidate in Guelph for the 2018 provincial election. He co-founded the Local Food Plus organization and runs two small businesses, WOW Foods and Earthdance Organics, in Guelph.
Beginning at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, Schreiner will be at B!KE Community Bike Shop (293 George Street, Peterborough) in downtown Peterborough and will tour small businesses along George Street including Tiny Greens and Kawartha Local.
At 6 p.m., he will be attending a community meal and awards presentation at Peterborough Lions Banquet Hall & Meeting Centre, where he will deliver remarks followed by a question and answer session. At 8:30 p.m., if weather permits, he will participate in an Earth Hour Nature Walk along the Otonabee River, departing from the Lions Centre.
During his stop in Peterborough, there will be opportunities to meet Schreiner, as well as Peterborough-Kawartha Green Party of Ontario candidate Gianne Broughton.
Born in Montreal, Broughton attended the Native Studies program at Trent University in the late 1970s and early 1980s. After she graduated from teachers’ college, she volunteered in Nigeria to teach English for two years. She returned to Ontario to teach school for another two years, and then obtained her master’s degree in rural planning and development at the University of Guelph. She returned to Peterborough in 2015, where she runs her own business as a tutor.
This is Broughton’s first time running for political office. She is up against Liberal incumbent Jeff Leal, Progressive Conservative Party candidate Dave Smith, and New Democratic Party candidate Sean Conway.
The Ontario election will be held on June 7, 2018.