What they’re saying… about Glen Murray’s bid to lead the Green Party

WINNIPEG, July 13, 2020 – Here’s what commentators across Canada are saying about Glen Murray, candidate to lead the Green Party of Canada, former Mayor of Winnipeg and former Ontario cabinet minister:

“Murray is no slouch on the economy, a topic that many Canadians dwell on as they try to sleep at night during the pandemic...the Green Party’s newest candidate has some astute ideas that might defuse anxiety...” (James Snell, Winnipeg Sun, April 30, 2020)

"He has a very intriguing national profile...and he is well positioned to seek support...Clearly, Mr. Murray sees the next election as important...He sees the Green Party more as a political movement that should work to get more seats in Ottawa and really make a difference.” (Geneviève Tellier, University of Ottawa professor, Radio-Canada, July 6, 2020)

“Glen Murray has had a long and active record in urban affairs. He would be a high-profile voice for cities as the Green party leader and he has the potential to implement ‘big, bold and practical’ plans while in office...” (Dylon Martin, The Manitoban, June 23, 2020)

“The best-known candidate, at least in Ontario, is the province’s former environment minister Glen Murray, who has left his former red team for this green one. Murray is the lone candidate with any governing experience...” (Steve Paikin, TVO, June 25, 2020)

“Murray is the most high-profile candidate in the Greens' leadership race so far and the only one to have been elected to public office.” (David Thurston, CBC, April 29, 2020)

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