GPNS Leadership Bid

For the past several weeks and for the next several weeks leading up the GPNS AGM, all action is over here: Sebastian Ronin, GPNS Leadership Candidate.

Grassroots Revolt Against Liz "My-Heart-Is-Everywhere" May

This should prove to be very interesting. Liz May is being challenged in Saanich-Gulf Islands for the candidacy of the riding by Stuart Hertzog. In his statment, Mr. Hertzog, in the breadth of one sentence, manages to incorporate both the notion of "bioregion" and "foreign."

“Parachuting the leader of the Green Party into a foreign bioregion and pouring in the money, will not change Canadian politics by one iota.”

What a shot! A certain political career dangles in the wind. The end is nigh.


Press Release: Green Party Leadership Candidate Declares as the “Peoples’ Candidate”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATELINE: Pugwash River, August 19, 2009
Sebastian Ronin216 Stewart Road, Pugwash River, NS B0K

Green Party Leadership Candidate Declares as the “Peoples’ Candidate”

Green Party of Nova Scotia leadership candidate, Sebastian Ronin, has announced that he will present himself as “the peoples’ candidate” for his leadership bid.

“There are several factors that go into this decision,” says the Pugwash area resident.

“Firstly and most importantly, there is the poor perception of the GPNS by the public over financial mismanagement and failure to follow governmental protocol, as made evident by media reports during the recent provincial election,” claims Mr. Ronin. “The GPNS has no moral capital in the eyes of the public. $200,000 of taxpayer money has been squandered over a period of two years with very little to show for it. My platform aims at a severe re-invention, and ethical and financial accountability for the GPNS.”

Mr. Ronin has proposed in his platform that the natural base of support for the GPNS is to be found in rural Nova Scotia. In order to reach out to rural Nova Scotians, Mr. Ronin has proposed that the GPNS office be re-located to Truro.

“The GPNS has recently decided to ban public participation from its forum web site,” says Mr. Ronin. “For me this was the straw that broke the camel’s back. For a party that purports to endorse the principle of grassroots democracy, shoving the hammer of censorship down the public’s throat is an odd way to show it.”

Mr. Ronin has started an online petition encouraging Nova Scotians to support his candidacy for the leadership of the Green Party.

“By signing the petition, Nova Scotia taxpayers can relieve some of their dismay over the past conduct of the GPNS,” said Mr. Ronin. “I can wave the petition in the face of the small clique of the party’s insiders. For those who wish to go beyond signing the petition, a GPNS membership taken out to support my candidacy will, of course, be greatly appreciated.”

Mr. Ronin’s online petition can be found at: http://www.gopetition.com/online/30175.html

Mr. Ronin claims that rural Nova Scotians have an obligation to themselves and their families to support a revitalized Nova Scotia Green Party. He claims that with the decimation of the Progressive Conservatives and a four-year time line to work with, the opportunity for rural Nova Scotians to re-invent the GPNS has never been better.

“The cradle for the re-invention of the GPNS is what I refer to as “The Northumberland Triangle” claims Mr. Ronin. “It is that rural area bounded by the Amherst-New Glasgow-Truro triangle.”

The Green Party AGM will be held October 24 and 25 in Dartmouth. Mail-in ballots will be accepted right up to the day prior the AGM.

Mr. Ronin’s leadership platform can be viewed at: http://roningpns.ning.com/. There will be an online Q&A “meet the candidate” meeting every Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM right up to the AGM at Mr. Ronin’s leadership candidate site. All are welcome to participate.

“No one need be concerned about the dark shadow of censorship,” said Mr. Ronin.



Press Release, Ronin GPNS Leadership Campaign, 4 August 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATELINE: Pugwash River, August 4, 2009

Sebastian Ronin
216 Stewart Road, Pugwash River, NS, B0K 1L0

Cumberland County Resident Announces Green Party Leadership Bid

Former Pictou County resident, now living in Cumberland County, Sebastian Ronin, has announced his intent to seek the leadership of the Green Party of Nova Scotia.

In light of the controversy and public skepticism surrounding the GPNS which came to light during the recent provincial election, Mr. Ronin proposes a major overhaul for the party. This would include a re-invention of the party’s philosophy and policies and a re-positioning of the party with the Nova Scotia electorate.

“The most important message for the GPNS to relay to the people of Nova Scotia at this time is the Peak Oil message,” claims Mr. Ronin. “It is the primary global condition through which all of the party’s policies must be filtered. The social and economic consequences of Peak Oil trump those of global warming and climate chaos by several decades.”

“To advocate a smooth transition to a post-industrial way of life without severe social dislocations is a political lie,” says Mr. Ronin. “The time to act and prepare is now.”

Mr. Ronin proposes that the natural support base for the GPNS is rural Nova Scotia. He further claims that rural Nova Scotians have an obligation to themselves and to their families to support a revitalized Nova Scotia Green Party. He claims that with the decimation of the Progressive Conservatives and a four-year time line to work with, the opportunity for rural Nova Scotians to re-invent the GPNS has never been better.

“The rebirth of the GPNS can begin in what I refer to as The Northumberland Triangle,” said Mr. Ronin. “It takes in that rural and jurisdictional area connected by Amherst-New Glasgow-Truro. It can spread to the rest of rural Nova Scotia from there. Except for a handful of university students, forget HRM. It is Orange and will remain to be so.”

One of Mr. Ronin’s planks in support of his intent to bring the GPNS to rural Nova Scotia is to have the party's central office re-located to Truro.

Mr. Ronin has released a 30-point platform which is available for public view at the GPNS forum at: http://novascotiagreens.ning.com/.

Two major elements of political re-invention that Mr. Ronin proposes to bring to the GPNS are a constitutional de-coupling from the Global Green Charter and a necessary distancing from the federal Green Party of Canada. "The optics of both suck," claims Mr. Ronin.

Mr. Ronin says that his proposals are being fought by a significant proportion of the “old guard” in the GPNS.

"Rural Nova Scotians will understand Peak Oil immediately,” claims Mr. Ronin, “If the tank is half-empty, then it's half-empty. Why supposed Greens cannot or will not understand that the natural support base for a Green party lies in rural districts is beyond me,” he says. “I cannot fathom it.”

For all rural Nova Scotians who might be interested in supporting Mr. Ronin’s leadership bid at the Green Party’s AGM slated for mid-October, he requests that he be contacted by email at: sebastian.ronin@ns.sympatico.ca. A dedicated campaign forum can be visited at: http://roningpns.ning.com/.