They didn’t take more than three per cent of the vote, but the Green Party candidates in Sudbury and Nickel Belt said tonight they were just glad to be rid of Stephen Harper.
Calling him the worst prime minister Canada has ever had, Sudbury candidate David Robinson said he would’ve preferred a Green majority government, but he’s happy the Liberals carried the day.
“I’m so glad Harper’s gone,” Robinson, who took three per cent of the vote, or close to 1,300 votes, said tonight. “But I guess I’m on the Anyone-but-Harper list.”
He added there wasn’t not a lot of difference between the Liberal, Green and NDP platforms, and said since climate change (his pet issue) became something of an issue as the campaign rolled on it validated why he was running.
Stuart McCall, the Green candidate in Nickel Belt, said he was happy how his first campaign turned out, adding that a Liberal majority is “the lesser of three evils.”
“I’ll definitely run again,” he said. “It was a tremendous learning experience.”
Nationally, the Greens took just over three per cent of the vote. Party leader Elizabeth May is expected to hang onto her riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands.