Sharon Labchuk

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Sharon Labchuk
Leader of the Green Party of Prince Edward Island
In office
2005–2012
Preceded by Office created
Succeeded by Darcie Lanthier (interim)
Personal details
Born November 25, 1952
Trenton, Ontario
Political party Green
Residence Millvale, Prince Edward Island
Occupation political organizer, environmental activist, politician

Sharon Labchuk (born November 25, 1952[citation needed] in Trenton, Ontario) is an environmental activist and paid staffer for the Green Party of Canada (GPC). She was also the first leader of the Green Party of Prince Edward Island.[1][2][3]

Career[edit]

Labchuk is national director of organizing for the GPC.[4] She resigned the leadership of the Green Party of PEI on 12 July 2012.[5]

Election results[edit]

In the 2006 federal election Labchuk was the GPC candidate in Malpeque, placing 4th with 901 votes or 4.65%.

She was defeated in the district of Rustico-Emerald during the Prince Edward Island general election, 2007 running for the Green Party. Labchuk took 6% of the vote, finishing in third place.[6]

In 2011, Labchuk stood against the provincial Minister of Environment, Energy and Forestry, in the Charlottetown-Victoria Park riding.[6]

2011 general election[edit]

Prince Edward Island general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Richard Brown 1105 51.13% -2.19%
Progressive Conservative MIles MacKinnon 582 26.93% -6.48%
Green Sharon Labchuk 278 12.86% +7.07%
New Democratic Rita Jackson 177 8.19% +0.97%
Island Phillip Stewart 19 0.88%

2007 general election[edit]

Prince Edward Island general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Carolyn Bertram 1,970 60.28%
Progressive Conservative David Blacquiere 1,101 33.69%
Green Sharon Labchuk 197 6.03%

Personal life[edit]

Labchuk lives in Millvale, Queens County, in a solar-powered house. She grow her own fruit and vegetables.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Publicize pesticide sales: Green Party". CBC News: Prince Edward Island. September 1, 2011. Retrieved May 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ Armstrong, Nigel (December 5, 2011). "Ethanol plant draws criticism". The Guardian (Charlottetown, Canada). Retrieved April 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ Ross, R. (September 21, 2011). "Labchuk vows to protect provincial park". The Guardian. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Thibodeau, Wayne (July 28, 2011). "Green Party leader faces Environment minister in October election". The Guardian (Charlottetown). Retrieved May 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ Wright, Teresa (12 July 2012). "Labchuk steps down as Green Party leader". Charlottetown: The Guardian. Archived from the original on 15 July 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Green Party Leader Sharon Labchuk". CBC News: Prince Edward Island. August 16, 2011. Retrieved May 6, 2012. 

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