#22: PEI’s Most Popular Politician: An Interview with Peter Bevan-Baker
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The PEI Green Party has experienced unprecedented success over recent years, and on this episode of On the Record, Off Script Mark speaks with the party’s leader to learn more about what’s happening behind the scenes in the party.In the 2015 general election, Peter earned the party its first seat. In late November of 2017, Green candidate Hannah Bell won the by-election in Charlottetown-Parkdale to earn the party its second seat. Bevan-Baker has been Islanders top choice for Premier in CRA’s quarterly opinion polling for the last three quarters and is the only party leader on the Island to experience growing public support over the past year.Some of the things we explore during our conversation:What Peter learned over the ten elections he competed in before he was elected;How he approached getting things done as a caucus of one;How his party will tackle the upcoming general election, perhaps the first election in Canada where a Green Party has a shot at becoming the government; andWe unpack what happened…