Salmon farming critic running as Green Party candidate for North Island, British Columbia

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Alexandra Morton wants to run in the upcoming provincial election.

On the North Island-Powell River Greens Facebook page, Alexandra Morton has announced her political ambitions and was looking for nomination signatures so she can be a candidate for the BC Green Party.

The Legislative Assembly was dissolved on September 21 and a provincial general election will be held on October 24.

North Island’s constituency contains many salmon farms. MAP: Elections Canada

The anti-salmon farming activist said that she was seeking nomination to run for MLA (Member of the Legislative Assembly) for North Island as a Green Candidate and needed 175 signatures by Wednesday.

On Facebook, she updated her situation announced that she had “more than double what is required”.

MLA’s are elected by the public in his/her constituency or electoral division, to serve as a representative.

NDP’s Claire Trevena won nearly 48 per-cent of the vote in 2017 but is not seeking re-election. The Green’s had 14.75 per-cent of the vote in the last election.

UPDATE: On Facebook, Morton announced that she is now the successful candidate.