Local Green Party Candidate Matt Richter weighed in on Kathleen Wynne’s announcement Saturday that her party would not win. While he was surprised by the tactic he does think the honesty of the message is helpful in local races such as Parry Sound Muskoka.

Richter says an  Oracle Research Poll commissioned for the local election shows the Green party is in 2nd place behind Norm Miller – a sign that the local voting population is engaged and interested in change. The poll revealed that 42% of decided voters would elect Norm Miller, but 24% of voters were pegging the Green party as voters headed to the poll, something Richter takes as a big positive.

Regardless of the final results on Thursday Richter feels the mood for change is in the air and the Green party has done a good job a local level to tap into that feeling.