Broadcast Journalist George Orr wins Green Nomination for 2019 Fed Election

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by Brent Richter / North Shore News

North Vancouver Green Party members have picked veteran broadcast journalist George Orr to lead them into the 2019 federal election.

Local party members voted 57 per cent for Orr at their nomination contest on Saturday.

“I sat on the fence as a journalist my whole life. I looked at both sides of every issue and tried to be fair and balanced and objective and the longer I did, the more I realized just reporting wasn’t making change,” he said. “I just realized I have an opportunity to do something more than just illustrate issues. I have an opportunity to jump up and down and light my hair on fire and advocate.”

On policy, Orr said that especially means aggressively targeting the engines of climate change.

“No pipeline,” he said matter-of-factly. “I think we’re coasting towards a climate disaster and anything that can be done to stop that – not slow it down, not address it – but to stop it, has to be done. In big picture terms, we need to get off carbon as fast as we can and we need to move into a sustainable economy.”
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  1. My question, if BC Green party leader rejected Orr from running in the BC Provincial election, who and why has by-passed Weaver, approving of Orr to carry the banner for the feds in North Van…. Something smells

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