Nick Wright (politician)

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Nick Wright
Born Canada Toronto, Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Citizenship  Canada
Occupation Politician
Known for Green Party of Nova Scotia Founding Leader

Nick Wright also known as Nicholas Wright or Nicholas dePencier Wright was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and was the founding leader of the Green Party of Nova Scotia.

Education[edit]

He attended Lakefield College School before moving to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he received an Honours degree in Philosophy from the University of King's College, Halifax and an MBA and a Law degree from Dalhousie University.

Politics[edit]

On 5 March 2006, Wright became the leader of the Green Party of Nova Scotia at the Party's founding convention—after winning a contested nomination vote over long time Green Party of Canada candidate and organizer Sheila Richardson.[1]

On 19 December 2006 Wright announced that he would be stepping down as leader of the Green Party of Nova Scotia upon the completion of his term, which ended in May 2007.[2][3]

Elections[edit]

In the 2006 Federal Election, Wright ran for the Green Party of Canada for the riding of Halifax[4] and received 3.9% of the popular vote (1,948 votes), losing to NDP incumbent and former NDP federal and provincial leader Alexa McDonough.

Wright then led the Green Party of Nova Scotia [5][6][7][8] through the 13 June, 2006 Nova Scotia general election. He ran as a candidate for the district of Halifax Citadel and received 4.18% of the popular vote (292 votes), losing to NDP candidate Leonard Preyra.

On 27 October 2014 Wright ran for City Council in Toronto's Ward 20, losing to Joe Cressy. [9]

Post-Elections[edit]

Wright practices business law and acts as a political campaigner in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He frequently appears in the media for his work in support of animal protection and civil liberties.[10][11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parties and Leaders, Nick Wright" Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2006 Jun 1
  2. ^ "Nova Scotia Greens to seek new leader" Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2006 Dec 19
  3. ^ "Greens pick new leader" Kings County Advertiser-Register
  4. ^ Decision Canada, electoral results Canada.com
  5. ^ "Parties and Leaders, Nick Wright" Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2006 Jun 1
  6. ^ "Parties & Leaders" Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
  7. ^ "Riding by Riding" CTV, 2006
  8. ^ "Greens hope to make mark in June vote" by Keith Corcoran. SouthShoreNow.ca
  9. ^ [1] Ward” 20 Election Results, City of Toronto
  10. ^ "Nicholas DePencier Wright on Seal Slaughter" National Post, 2011 Mar 4
  11. ^ "Lawyer sues police for unlawful G20 arrest" thestar.com, 2012 Feb 15
  12. ^ "Humane Society to N.L. Sealers: Let's Talk" Ashley Fitzpatrick. The Telegram, 2012 Apr 04

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Preceded by
None.
Leader of the Green Party of Nova Scotia
2006-2007
Succeeded by
Ken McGowan