August 6, 2010
VANCOUVER (RPRN) 08/06/10 — Update: since this announcement was made Georges Laraque has retired from the National Hockey League,the former Canadiens enforcer said persistent back problems forced his hand.
Georges Laraque is New Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Canada
The Green Party of Canada is pleased to announce NHL star player Georges Laraque as the new Deputy Leader. “Georges is a very committed Green, passionate about a number of causes, including the relief effort in Haiti, animal welfare and sport,” said Green Leader Elizabeth May. Originally from Montreal, Mr. Laraque officially joined the ranks of the Green Party of Canada earlier this year. Mr. Laraque will join Adriane Carr as Deputy Leader, as under the Green Party of Canada constitution there are two deputy leaders.
“I am so pleased that we are here today in my riding of Vancouver Centre, the day before our Pride Parade, to welcome Georges Laraque as Deputy Leader of the Greens and to put a focus on the link between an active society and a sustainable society,” said Deputy Leader Adriane Carr.
“After working for many years on key issues like animal welfare and improving lives in Haiti, I am so pleased to have joined a political party that truly cares about building a healthy and just society,”
|“I want to be part of a group that is working to build a society that is more just, more healthy, and more in harmony with the environment.” Georges Laraque|
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