UPDATED: Green Party leader’s visit to Nelson cancelled

Andrew Weaver, the leader of the provincial Green Party, will speak in Nelson on Monday night at 7 p.m. at the Prestige.

Andrew Weaver

Andrew Weaver

UPDATE: Nicole Charlwood of the Nelson-Creston Green Party has informed the Star that provincial party leader Andrew Weaver’s visit to Nelson scheduled for this evening has been cancelled because of the weather. A new date will be announced soon.

Andrew Weaver, the leader of the provincial Green Party, will speak in Nelson on Monday night.

Local Green Party official Nicole Charlwood told the Star that the party is making Nelson-Creston a priority for the May provincial election because the Greens ran a close third here in the last election.

Weaver, who represents the Oak Bay riding, is the only elected Green Party MLA in B.C.

The Green candidate for Nelson-Creston is Kim Charlesworth, who be up against incumbent MLA Michelle Mungall of the NDP and Liberal candidate Tanya Wall.

Charlwood says Weaver will discuss why and how the Greens can win Nelson-Creston, why he needs other strong voices with him in the legislature, and what his political experience has been so far as a Green MLA.

There will be an open question period, including questions from a youth group linked to the Climate Action Network.

The event starts at 7 p.m. at the Prestige. Charlwood says seats are limited and that reservations can be made by calling 250-551-4609.