30 MARCH 2013
After visiting the riding of Kent on Wednesday, Green Party leader David Coon announced that the Greens are not running a candidate in the April 15 byelection.
"We will not run a parachute candidate in the Kent byelection like most of the other parties," said Coon. "Our potential local candidates were not able to offer to run on such short-notice, and given they would have to do it all over again in the general election just 18 months from now, they chose to wait this one out," said Coon.
"What I heard when I visited the riding on Wednesday is that people are not happy with the parties parachuting candidates into their communities, so we will not run someone from outside," said Coon.