The Green Party reaches a crucial crossroads

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Green Party announces new location for September convention

The Green Party of Canada has announced that its September 5–7 policy convention and bi-annual general meeting, originally planned for the New Glasgow—Stellarton area of Nova Scotia, has been relocated to the neighbouring town of Pictou.

The convention was to take place at the Museum of Industry in Stellarton, with breakout sessions and accommodations in the nearby Heather Hotel. Unfortunately, the Heather Hotel announced last week that it would be forced to close its doors this month. After examining other options, the Green Party was unable to find adequate accommodation for delegates in New Glasgow—Stellarton and concluded it would be difficult for other facilities in the area to provide locally-sourced food and zero disposables.

The decision was made to move the policy convention to the deCoste Centre ( in the historic town of Pictou where delegates will find adequate accommodation with local inns, hotels, campgrounds and billets. Located in the heart of Pictou County, the town of Pictou is a short distance away from New Glasgow.