Green Party says Potvin will not be its candidate in Vancouver-Kingsway



    OTTAWA, April 15 /CNW Telbec/ - The Green Party of Canada has announced
that Kevin Potvin will not be its candidate in Vancouver-Kingsway following
the revelation that he wrote a magazine article expressing approval for the
terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
    "Non-violence is one of the Green Party's fundamental principles," said
party leader Elizabeth May. "Our members declare their commitment to strive
for a culture of peace and cooperation between states and between people.
    "I spoke with Kevin and realize this has been difficult for him. He is a
community leader, a father and an engaged citizen. He plays a very helpful
role in his community.
    "However, his views are antithetical to Green Party values. We have
irreconcilable differences. I will not sign his nomination papers and he will
not be a Green Party candidate."




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For further information: Camille Labhuk, Press Secretary, (613)
882-4761

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