Mary Lou Harley
Kings North candidate, Green
Age: Old enough to have a little wisdom, young enough to do the job
Resides: Port Williams
Family: husband, daughter, step-daughters, grandchildren
Relevant experience: Taught chemistry at UNB, co-president of the Green Party of NS
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
“It is not a single a statement, but rather the bits of advice over the years from family members in various situations that have served me so well.”
Who is your biggest influence?
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“In my life overall, my family is my biggest influence; in politics, it is Elizabeth May.”
What are you passionate about?
“I am passionate about environmental, social and economic justice; correcting systems that are failing the people and the planet.”
If you could offer one piece of advice to teens today, what would it be?
“Make your decisions related to your future based on your passions with awareness of the economic reality of job choices.”
Why are you running?
“I agree with the principles of the party: ecological wisdom, social justice, participatory democracy, sustainability, non-violence and respect for diversity.”
What do you think is the single most important issue in your riding?
“It is critical that decisions start to be made with the clear understanding that a sustainable economy, a healthy environment, and community well-being are inextricably interdependent, you can’t have one without the other two.”
Why should people vote for you?
“I will be a hard-working MLA with a lot to give and one Green MLA can make a difference.”