La Ronge Man Hoping Northerners Vote Green

Friday, March 07, 2008 at 15:17



A La Ronge man running for the Green Party in an upcoming by-election in northern Saskatchewan believes his party’s message should especially resonate with Aboriginal voters.


Robin Orr is one of four candidates running in the March 17th by-election in Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River.


He feels the Green Party’s pro-environment stance fits well with Aboriginal people’s ties to the land.


Orr also insists his party isn’t anti-industry or anti-development — but rather, it’s for sustainable development.


He also hopes that with the strong possibility of a general election before the end of the year, northern residents will feel free to “vote with their conscience” in the upcoming by-election.