Both ridings in Greater Sudbury now have a Green Party of Ontario candidate, with Glenys Babcock named as their Nickel Belt candidate.
She joins David Robinson, who is running in the Sudbury constituency, by seeking seats for the party in the June 2 provincial election.
“I’m running for the Ontario Greens to give a voice to Nickel Belt residents,” Babcock said in a media release. “I’m deeply concerned about the lack of affordable housing, mental health support, and environmental protection in my community and across Ontario.”
Babcock is a public policy analyst and data scientist, and said the Green party has the right vision and leadership to tackle the most pressing issues facing Ontarians.
In the media release, she is credited with serving diverse clients within Ontario and federal government departments, as well as at the World Bank, multiple Fortune 500 companies, and dozens of not-for-profit organizations for more than 25 years.
“Glenys is a true champion for the underdog,” Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner said in the release. “She will work hard to ensure the unique needs of the Nickel Belt are understood and will implement real solutions to build a more caring, affordable and green community.”
Ontario Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner visited Sudbury last month to meet with leaders in the green mining industry and highlight efforts to promote the sector.
In Nickel Belt, Babcock is running against Randy Hazlett (Progressive Conservative), France Gélinas (NDP), Gilles Proulx (Liberal), Melanie Savoie (New Blue), Bailey Burch-Belanger (None of the Above Party) and Willy Schneider (Ontario Party).