This week, Open Sources Guelph is giving thanks for an active and engaged electorate who are wanting to make smart decisions concerning who to vote for this Federal Election. Our gift to you this Thanksgiving weekend is the sixth in our series of candidate interviews, and this one is no turkey. We will be stuffing so many issues into this discussion, you won’t have room for dessert. This week’s show will be no sack of potatoes, unless they’re sweet potatoes, because the show will definitely be sweet!
This Thursday, October 8, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will talk with Green Party candidate Gord Miller.
So who’s Gord Miller? Here’s how he describes himself:
Running as the Green Party candidate in Guelph Riding for the Oct. 19 election brings me enthusiastically full circle. I earned two degrees at the University of Guelph, and this is where my wife and I met and married. We started our family and I launched a business here. Since then, I’ve served in the provincial Environment Ministry and, for the past 15 years, as Ontario’s independent Environmental Commissioner. Along the way I’ve also led several non-profit groups. I even ran for office as a Progressive Conservative — back when that party was far less ideological and autocratic. I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished, especially as your environmental watchdog. I held Legislature members from all parties accountable on clean water and air, climate change and a whole range of issues that people here care deeply about. Now, I’ve returned to Guelph to complete what I began. With your support, I will join Elizabeth May and other Greens in Parliament to walk the same walk I’ve urged politicians to embrace over the years. I understand this community. I know, too, how bureaucracy and legislatures function and what Canada needs. I will work tirelessly and effectively to serve Guelph, to strengthen Canada’s environment, economy and democracy, and to ensure a sustainable, prosperous future for our children and grandchildren.
Also, Miller is the only candidate running in Guelph with his own Wikipedia page.
We will ask Miller about the Green Party platform, their promises concerning jobs and education, whether or not his party can make a breakthrough with an election this close, and what it’s like to have his party’s leader, Elizabeth May, as practically his running mate. (Seriously, she’s back in Guelph tonight for a townhall at Cutten Fields.)
Open Sources is live on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca at 5 pm on Thursday.