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This article was published 3/10/2011 (2092 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Manitoba Greens served Tall Grass Prairie bakery cinnamon buns and the hope of a provincial election breakthrough at a campaign event in the heart of the Wolseley constituency today.
Green party leader James Beddome said he’s been feeling good about his reception at voters’ doorsteps, especially after the Sept. 23 televised leaders debate boosted his profile.
"It’s feeling like it’s a real tight two-way race," he said, surrounded by about a dozen supporters at the corner of Westminster Avenue and Arlington Street.
The group had gathered to begin a daylong blitz in the riding, where the Green party has finished a distant second in the last two general elections.
Beddome said the NDP likes to think of itself as green, but it hasn’t followed that up with commitments. He noted that its former leader, Gary Doer, "the quote-unquote Great Gatsby of Manitoba, is now selling the tar sands."