Federal Green Leader Elizabeth May will stop in Kamloops on Monday, March 4, as part of a nationwide tour.
May, MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands and the lone Green MP in the House of Commons, will take part in a 7 p.m. town hall at St. Andrews on the Square, which is downtown at Seymour Street and Second Avenue.
May is visiting every province and some territories in advance of the federal election campaign.
Voters go to the polls on Oct. 21.
The Greens’ share of the local vote in recent federal elections has declined.
In the 2015 election, candidate Matt Greenwood finished last in a four-person race, garnering 2,489 votes (3.57%). In the 2011 election, candidate Donovan Cavers finished fourth in a five-person race, receiving 2,932 votes (5.16 %). In the 2008 election, Cavers finished last in a four-person race, tallying 4,430 votes (8.1%).
Conservative Cathy McLeod was first elected MP for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo in 2008 and was re-elected in 2011 and 2015. She is the only confirmed candidate for this year’s election. Candidates have yet to be named for the Greens, Liberals, New Democrats or fledgling People’s Party, though former Kamloops mayor and provincial health minister Terry Lake is considering a run for the Liberal nomination.