There were cheers, clapping, and chanting at Civic Centre Park in Kitchener Centre on Wednesday. Federal Green Party leader Annamie Paul addressed the crowd with positivity and laughter and focused on the support of Kitchener Centre Green Party candidate Mike Morrice.
She stressed to the people of Kitchener Centre, they will have real representation in Ottawa with someone who will be their supporter for the issues that matter to the community.
"The climate, a life with dignity for every person in Canada, and ensuring we do the work on reconciliation and creating a just society." She adds, "the people of Kitchener Centre will know that as of this time next week, they have got that representation in Mike Morrice and in Ottawa."
Taking aim at the Liberal leader, Paul adds the culture in Ottawa must change. "We are in an election now because the party in power decided that they wanted "ALL" the power. That simply is not the culture that is going to get us to the finish line on things that matter like the climate, like completing our social safety net, and reconciliation."
Paul was also joined by provincial Green Party leader Mike Schreiner who addressed the crowd, reassuring Kitchener Centre they will have a strong representation.
"We will work with party leaders and bring the possibility of change to the culture. We bring the possibility to work with different party lines in the way we need to tackle the biggest challenges we have in the time we have to do it," said Paul.
Morrice also took the stage to address the crowd to say we must focus on what we have in common. "A deep interest in climate change that follows the science. Ensuring the people in our community have access to affordable but dignified housing and that we close the social safety net around the gaps in mental health. Having supports when it comes to dental care and eye care and when it comes to long term care."
Paul added in Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, British Columbia, and Ontario. Those elected from the Green Party have shown they can work well with other party lines and focus on crucial concerns.
"We want people to know they are electing a party that will rise above, and we know Mike is there to rise above. To elevate politics and to ensure that we get the work done and we are there for the people above everything else."
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh visited the riding on Tuesday, making other stops in southern Ontario on Wednesday.
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau had a campaign stop in Halifax on Wednesday and Erin O'Toole, leader of the Conservatives, spent the day in Quebec.