David Merner To Speak at GPA Convention

Media Release

November 14, 2019


EDMONTON – Green Party of Canada Justice Critic David Merner will speak at the Green Party of Alberta Convention this coming Saturday, November 16, 2019.

Merner and the Greens finished second in the British Columbia riding of Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke in the recent federal general election, capturing an impressive 26.3% of the popular vote.

Merner earned degrees from Harvard College, the University of Alberta, Oxford University and the University of Toronto, and has been called to the bar in both British Columbia and Ontario. He advised Ministers at the Department of Justice and Privy Council Office in Ottawa for 15 years before moving back to B.C. to help reform the province’s justice system into the most innovative in the world.

​Merner is an avid volunteer both close to home and abroad. He has been lucky enough to provide support to organizations like The Land Conservancy of B.C. and Habitat Acquisition Trust, and has served on election observation missions in Haiti and Ukraine. He also volunteered for the Liberal Party of Canada for over 30 years and ran for the Liberals in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke in 2015.

​In 2018, Merner decided he could not support a party that serially breaks its promises. He joined the Green Party because he believes our democracy should work for all voters, not just party elites. That taxpayers should no longer spend $3.5 billion annually on fossil fuel subsidies. That the purchase and twinning of the Kinder Morgan pipeline is a huge mistake for taxpayers and the environment. That it’s time for real change in Canadian politics and Canada’s economy.

​The Convention’s registration period occurs between 9-9:30 am on November 16, 2019. The venue for the event is the Baymont Inn, situated at 4311 49 Avenue, Red Deer.

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For more information, please contact:

Carl Svoboda

Chair, Green Party of Alberta Convention Planning Committee
Phone: 403-282-3863
Email: info@greenpartyofalberta.ca

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