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Priyan De Silva to run for GPO in Scarborough Rouge River

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 09:15

GPO leader Mike Schreiner welcomes Priyan De Silva as the Green Party of Ontario candidate for the upcoming by-election in Scarborough Rouge River.
 
“I am running in this by-election to offer people in Scarborough Rouge River an alternative,” says De Silva. “Communities need a voice that will promote positive healthy change. My priorities are to protect our natural resources like the Rouge River, to increase access to healthy local food through gardens and local farms and to reduce the impact of poverty by introducing a form of annual income.”
 
Priyan grew up in Toronto after moving from Sri Lanka. His focus is building community by working on environmental and social justice issues in Toronto. 
 
“I’m excited that Priyan is joining the GPO team,” says Schreiner. “Priyan’s passion and experience in the local community will make him a strong MPP. He will speak out honestly about the issues that matter: protecting food and water, reducing poverty and addressing the effects of climate change.” 
 
“The GPO helps me put communities first,” adds De Silva. “I commit to putting Scarborough Rouge River first. Community members require a champion for democracy in ensuring everyone has a fighting chance to prosper.”  

The GPO offers voters an opportunity to send a message that we need honesty, integrity and good public policy at Queen’s Park. 

Find Priyan online at: http://gpo.ca/team/priyan-de-silva