Canadian carsharing groups applaud candidates walking the talk

DECISION 2011: Many are joining in the environmental movement, organizers say.

Canadian carsharing organizations would like to wish success to the federal election candidates who have opted to carshare during the campaign and to all candidates who promote sustainable transportation. 

“We’re very pleased that federal candidates and their campaign workers across Canada are using shared cars for this election. Thousands of Canadians already carshare, along with walking, cycling and taking transit, as part of their sustainable and economical transportation network. We know that voters will take notice,” said Wilson Wood, Chief Sharing Officer at Ottawa’s Vrtucar, in a press release Thursday. 

Representatives from almost every federal political party are among the growing number of carsharers. Some of these representatives (listed below) are candidates in the upcoming election: 

BLOC QUEBECOIS 

Véronique Roy : Westmount – Ville‐Marie (PQ) 

GREEN PARTY 

Dylan Perceval‐Maxwell : Alfred‐Pellan (PQ) 

Byron Williston : Kitchener‐Centre (ON) 

Peter Ormond : Ancaster‐Dundas‐Flamborough‐Westdale (ON) 

Heather MacIntosh : Calgary Centre‐North (AB) 

LIBERAL PARTY 

Lorraine Chartier : Beauport‐Limoilou (PQ) 

Mauril Bélanger : Ottawa‐Vanier (ON) 

Hedy Fry : Vancouver Centre (BC) 

NDP 

Megan Leslie : Halifax (NS) 

Raymond Côté : Beauport‐Limoilou (PQ) 

Papillon Annick : Québec (PQ) 

Paul Dewar : Ottawa Centre (ON) 

Nathan Cullen : Skeena‐Bulkley Valley (BC) 

Check out all the carsharing organizations across Canada at www.carsharing.ca. Click on the CityList tab. Thank you for carsharing! 

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