The Green Party of Ontario nominated Laurentian University economics professor David Robinson as its candidate for the Sudbury byelection.
“I’m thrilled that David Robinson is joining the GPO team,” said Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner, in a press release. “None of the other candidates have David’s knowledge of the issues facing Sudbury or his record of bringing jobs to Sudbury. None of them have his vision or insight. David will change the conversation from backroom political games to an honest debate about the real issues that matter to the people of Sudbury.”
Robinson has dedicated his professional career to promoting economic development in Northern Ontario. He played a leading role in bringing the Northern Ontario School of Architecture to Sudbury. Robinson focuses his time and energy on building a sustainable future for Sudbury as director of the Institute for Northern Ontario Research and Development.
“As a professional economist, I know that Green policies are the only feasible long-term approach to building a strong economy,” Robinson said in a press release. “We've done a lot of impossible projects in Sudbury. Electing Ontario's first Green MPP ought to be easy.”
The provincial byelection has been called for Feb. 5.