As was in the case in 2005, the provincial Greens are hoping to win a seat in the legislature. But, statistically, there's little difference between the party then and the party now. When the election was called four years ago, Mustel Research Group Ltd. reported the Greens were polling at 10 percent. In 2009, that number was 12 percent. The Greens raised $136,871.77 in 2008 - just $34,291.77 more then they did in the year before the last election. And, according to the Canadian Newsstand database, between the time the writ was dropped and May 1, 2009 party leader Jane Sterk's name has been mentioned in the press 138 times. By comparison, over the same period in 2005, her predecessor's name was mentioned 130 times.
May 4, 2009