Meet the new Mr. Green
Longtime audience members of the CBC will remember Ralph Benmergui from his days as a radio and TV host.
This morning, at the Green Party briefing at Hy's (see previous post), we learned that Ralph has signed on to be the communications guy for the Greens. Leader Elizabeth May says that one of his big jobs at the moment is finding a way to get Green Party folks used more regularly in the media on political panels and the like.
The Greens are also recruiting some famous names to be party ambassadors in the coming months, May said. Artist Robert Bateman, singer Sarah Harmer and author Farley Mowat are among the recruits, she said.
Oh, and the Hy's briefing? I'm betting that the steak house hasn't seen this many vegetarian orders at one sitting. The salmon on the menu met May's approval, because it was wild (though she opted for gazpacho and spinach salad.) The shrimps? Not Green-firendly, I'm afraid. Apparently they were imported, probably from China.