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Green Party of Manitoba candidate, and interim party leader, Alain Landry is running in the Morris byelection.

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Green Party of Manitoba candidate Alain Landry is running in the Morris byelection partly to pave the way for next year’s provincial election.

"We want a representative in all the provincial ridings in 2015," said Landry, who lives and works as a teacher in Winnipeg.

He said his father grew up on his family’s farm on the east side of the Red River, near Morris, so he has a personal connection to the area.

"We want the Morris constituents to know that the Greens are there for them," he said. Landry is also interim provincial party leader.

While there’s not much time left to campaign before election day on Jan. 28, Landry said he plans on hitting the streets in La Salle and Letellier during the weekend of Jan. 18.

"I’ll be knocking on doors and putting up signs on lawns — or snowbanks," he said.

In view of Morris’ agricultural land base, Landry said he’ll be discussing the Green Party’s concern for establishing food security on a local scale, with locally-grown organic produce being the main focus.

"We believe that Morris is an ideal area for organic farms," he said.

He added that if more people have access to nutritious food, this will ultimately help reduce health care costs within Manitoba.

"We feel that people don’t have enough of a choice," he said, referring to the local food supply.

Landry’s opponents in the Morris byelection race are Progressive Conservative candidate Shannon Martin, Liberal Party candidate Jeremy Barber, NDP candidate Dean Harder and Independent candidate Ray Shaw.


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