Campaign Event: Elizabeth May and Bruce Hyer Hold Press Conference on VIA Rail in Thunder Bay

(OTTAWA) - Elizabeth May, Green Party Leader (Saanich-Gulf Islands), joins Bruce Hyer, Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Canada (Thunder Bay- Superior North), for a press conference to discuss restoring VIA rail service in Northwestern Ontario.

Ms. May will be joined by:

  • Christy Radbourne, Ph.D. candidate, writer, experienced teacher and Principal, Green candidate (Thunder Bay-Rainy River)
  • Peter Bevan-Baker, successful entrepreneur, seasoned politician, community mobilizer, Leader of the Green Party of Price Edward Island

The Green Party’s National Transportation Strategy will provide Northwestern Ontario residents with an affordable, efficient, and safe method of transportation.

Ms. May and Mr. Hyer will take questions. All media are invited to attend.

Event Details:

          Date: Friday, October 9, 2015

          Time: 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

           Location: Finlandia Club, 314 Bay Street, Thunder Bay, Ont.

Note: A Town Hall will follow, details below:


Town Hall

          Date: Friday, October 9

          Time: Town Hall/Q & A – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (EDT)

                      Music, food & cash bar – 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (EDT)

          Location: Finlandia Club, 314 Bay Street, Thunder Bay, Ont.

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For additional information or to arrange an interview, contact:

Julian Morelli
Director of Communications
Green Party of Canada
cell: (613) 614 4916
office: (613) 562 4916 (224)


Kirsten Strom
Executive Assistant to Director of Communications 
t: 613.562.4916 (200) 
Toll Free 1.866.868.3447