How to Win an Impossible Campaign? Lessons Learned from the Campaign Front

With Jordy Gold

On May 2nd, 2011 Canadians made history by voting in Elizabeth May as the first elected Green Party member in the Canadian Parliament. Against all odds, May was able to defeat a 14-year incumbent Conservative cabinet minister in the British Columbia riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands by an astounding 7,000 votes. How were the Greens able to win their first seat in Parliament in a campaign that many predicted they would lose? One year after the election, Jordy Gold, Elizabeth May’s former Deputy Campaign Manager, will reveal the anatomy of a win and the strategies behind transforming an ordinary campaign into a momentous game-changer.


About Jordy Gold

As Campaigns Director, Jordy Gold is leading the development of in Canada. Beyond Elizabeth May’s winning bid, Jordy has worked on a range of campaigns across the country. He has published widely, including his series on the future of the planet and the economy with leaders like David Suzuki and Jane Goodall. Jordy holds a Master’s of Environmental Management and Policy from the IIIEE, Lund University in Sweden and a B.A. Honours in Politics and Development Studies from Queen’s University.


Free event with limited seating, so please register.

Tuesday, June 5

Location: St. James Town Community Corner, 200 Wellesley St. East (East of Sherbourne & Welleseley intersection)

Time: 5:30 - 8:00 pm

Admission: Free

RSVP:, Or call: 416-494-1440 Ext. 225


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