First Green Party Win for Vancouver City Council

VANCOUVER – In a nail
biter victory, Adriane Carr won a seat on Vancouver's City Council by 90
votes last night.

"Adriane's commitment to public service is
second to none and the people of Vancouver will be well served by her,"
said Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May, MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands.
 "Adriane's platform of sustainability with a focus on local concerns
and affordable housing obviously resonated.  The people of Vancouver made
the right choice with Adriane. I am so pleased for her and offer my
congratulations to her entire team."

"It was a close race and I am very
excited that voters across the spectrum are behind me. I plan to be a champion
for sustainable neighbourhoods and a voice to hold council accountable to the
citizens of Vancouver," said Carr. "This was certainly a team effort
where getting out every single vote made the difference. I thank the many
wonderful people who helped me to win this race." Carr has been Deputy
Leader of the Green Party of Canada since 2006.

Vision Vancouver won seven of the ten council
seats, NPA candidates won two. This marks the first time that a Green candidate
has won a seat in Vancouver.



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