Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 7:35 PM ET

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National Audio 7:35 PM ET

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NAT135 - (Nanaimo-Byelection) VANCOUVER. x-19s. Green Leader Andrew Weaver says his party has received a message from its candidate's defeat in the Nanaimo byelection. N-D-P candidate Sheila Malcolmson won with over 49 per cent of the vote while the Greens' Michelle Ney received only seven per cent. Weaver says many Green supporters voted N-D-P in the riding because they didn't want the Liberals to win. But he says he's learned the Greens need to do more to distinguish themselves from the New Democrats. ("..that exists.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Weaver says the Green members will drop out of a "large number" of the legislative committees, which examine policy issues and give recommendations to government, and a B-C Liberal member will take their place. …

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