MEDIA RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – JULY 9, 2018
VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Green Party of Vancouver has accepted the resignation of Nicholas Chernen as a candidate for school board in the 2018 municipal election.
In a statement provided to the election committee on Sunday, July 8th, Chernen informed the party of his decision following the discovery that he failed to disclose key information to the party as part of his nomination application. He stated, “this has distracted from the bold ideas, exciting new candidates, and principled leadership of the incumbents that are the reason so many people are planning to support the Greens in October. I do not want to put the Greens in a situation where they would have to consider making exceptions because of my oversight and contravention of an otherwise fair and transparent candidate vetting process.”
“This is unfortunate, as Nicholas is an amazing person and has worked hard to prepare for the upcoming campaign,” said Green Party chairperson Anthony Hughes. “I hope that he remains involved in other ways and continues to champion his values of peace, health, good government and environmental stewardship.”
The Green Party of Vancouver candidates for school trustee in October will be current VSB chairperson Janet Fraser, incumbent trustee Estrellita Gonzalez and IT consultant and parent Lois Chan-Pedley.
Anthony Hughes, Chairperson
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