Burlington resident in PEI 'making history'.

News 100 greenBy Pepper Parr

April 22th, 2019



If there is an election and there is a Green candidate in the race, Burlington environmentalist Vince Fiorito is likely to be involved. He is currently in Prince Edward Island working with a Green Party candidate that he thinks might be able to knock off the Premier of the province.

sarah-donald pei

Sara Donald running against the Premier of PEI Wade MacLaughlin – she is said to be leading in the polls.

According to McLeans magazine, Sarah Donald’s district is “leaning” Green. Sarah was a last minute Green party nomination.

She decided to run when the writ came down three weeks ago. No one else contested the candidacy and she was acclaimed.

Vince Fiorito

Vince Fiorito, probably Burlington’s best environmentalist, is working in PEI to get a Green candidate elected. His candidate just might knock off the Province’s Premier.

Fiorito showed up a few days later to help her. “She couldn’t quit her contract job at the university to campaign full time which put a bit of a crimp in her campaign.”

One of her campaign posters was defaced by a drunk woman, who was gracious enough to drop her wallet at the scene and aid the police investigation.

Fiorito thinks this “may be a “Mouse That Roared”; a Green taking down a sitting Premier, Liberal Wade MacLauchlan.  When was the last time that happened in Canada?  McKenzie King – we think – please correct us if we are wrong.


PEI Liberal Premier, Wade MacLauchlan, announcing the dropping of the election writ – Green candidate is leading the Premier in the polls.

PEI has a 27 member legislature with the Greens running candidates in every district. A Green candidate died, along with his son, in a canoeing accident days before the Tuesday election – that seat will have a by-election sometime in the future.

Three of the four most recent polls had the Greens forming a government.

Fiorito wanted Burlington to know that history is being made in PEI.

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