Earlier, we reported Ben West would be running for the leadership of the provincial Greens. And so is Esquimalt councillor Jane Sterk - as first reported by Monday Magazine's Andrew Macleod. But who else is stepping up to the starting line? Well, you'd think the Greens would have announced those names by now - since the candidates had to get their applications in by June 30. But no such announcement has been forthcoming. So it seems the party is counting on your humble organ to make that announcement for them. So be it. In an interview with Public Eye, the party's former external liason Silvaine Zimmerman confirmed she's submitted her nomination papers. And our understanding is that former Vancouver-Point Grey candidate Damian Kettlewell has also filled out an application - as well as Victoria activist Jack Etkin.
July 4, 2007