Poll shows Kitchener Centre’s Morrice in second place
Waterloo Region, ON – After months of smashing historical records in his riding of Kitchener Centre, a new poll shows Green Party of Canada Candidate Mike Morrice in second place, steadily gaining ground on Liberal incumbent Raj Saini.
Building momentum and recognition since being nominated in March, Morrice is now at 26% support, following Saini’s 43%. Stephen Woodworth’s Conservatives are at 23%, with Andrew Moraga’s NDP at 6%.
“It’s thanks to the dedication of the 350 volunteers who have been working for months, that people can vote for what they want, rather than in fear of what they are against,” said Morrice. “People in our community are demanding real action on climate change, expanded health care, and affordability.”
The energy around Morrice’s campaign started early on. The first-time candidate was nominated by members of the local riding association at an over capacity meeting that required a second venue. In the weeks that followed, the campaign’s daily donation average was higher than the total amount raised for the Greens’ entire 2015 Kitchener Centre campaign.
Morrice’s team has already knocked on over 45,000 doors and raised more than 60 times what was raised in the last election.
Morrice’s campaign manager, Asha Philar, says this leaves the door open for even more growth as momentum continues to build before election day.
“This poll shows that vote splitting on the left isn’t a concern in this riding and voters can choose the person they think will be the best MP. Over the last six months, we have heard that people want change, they want to vote Green, and now that’s possible.”
The poll was conducted by Oraclepoll on October 6 and 7 with a sample size of 500 randomly selected voters. The margin of error for the N=500 sample is +/- 4.4%, 19/20 times.
Morrice, known locally as the founder of Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR), hopes his own work with SWR, and later Green Economy Canada, will demonstrate how taking action on climate change can actually increase profitability for businesses, and create jobs in a riding concerned with affordability, housing, and climate change.
Morrice came to Waterloo Region in 2003 to study at Wilfrid Laurier University, completing a double degree in business and computer electronics. Quickly hooked by the entrepreneurial spirit of Waterloo Region, he founded and ran Sustainable Waterloo Region before starting Green Economy Canada. Over the last 11 years he has engaged hundreds of businesses to take action on the climate crisis.
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Asha Philar - Campaign Manager 519-502-2742
Mike Morrice Campaign Office 157 King Street West Kitchener, Ontario (across from Kitchener City Hall)