(Barrie, September 7, 2008) – This upcoming Friday, Green Party candidate Erich Jacoby-Hawkins will kick off his Barrie campaign at his new campaign office, located at 151-B Dunlop St. East at Mulcaster. The office is right in the downtown core, steps away from city services and local issues.
The public is invited to come out to discuss their key issues with Erich. Green Party of Ontario leader Frank de Jong will also be on hand to offer his party’s support. The event begins at 6 pm. A reception with refreshments will follow.
“Securing a visible, downtown location was important to this campaign. The Green Party believes in diversity, and downtown Barrie is a diverse area full of local culture and history.” said Jacoby-Hawkins. “I want to take the opportunity while starting off this campaign to show the voters where I stand. I maintain an open door policy, and I hope the community will come out and ask questions,” he continued. “Democracy happens when citizens get involved.”
The Green Party achieved a long-time goal of gaining its first Member of Parliament on August 30th, when Independent MP Blair Wilson announced his move to the party. Jacoby-Hawkins is hoping that with this development and the presence of leader Elizabeth May in the debates, the riding of Barrie will be ready to elect its first Green MP.
The Campaign Office officially opens Friday with the following hours:
Monday – Friday 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday Noon – 5 pm< A phone number will be posted shortly.