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What’s in a name

I was running in the Provincial election on the green party platform in Willowdale, on the Torontoist Liveblogs The Ontario Election website the blogist followed the election night hour by hour quote at “9:40 Great election names, volume 2: Torbjorn Zetterlund, of the Greens.” at “9:58 Poor Torbjorn Zetterlund goes down to defeat. I was in your corner, Torbjorn” thanks I apreciate this. So what is in a name, what name is Torbjorn, it is a northern European name mostly used in Scandinavia. It is actually to names put together Tor Bjorn. Tor stands for the god of thunder in the viking mythology and bjorn in English means bear, so torbjorn in english would be thunderbear, a name that rings a acknowledgment amongst the natives in north America,

Read more about the hour to our action of the October 2007 provincial election here.

Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Green Party candidate Torbjorn Zetterlund, Willowdale

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Torbjorn Zetterlund is running for the Green Party of Ontario in the Ontario provincial election, in the Willowdale riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed him regarding his values, his experience, and his campaign.

Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party members, Ontario Greens, as well as members from the Family Coalition, Freedom, Communist, Libertarian, and Confederation of Regions parties, as well as independents.

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Willowdale Provincial Election 2007 – How i became a candidate

Provincial election in 2007 was my first run for a seat in the Ontario parliament, my candidacy came through turning up at a nomination meeting, there was four of us and the elected candidate informed us that she was not going to run and that we have to find someone else. The meeting was held in a pub and the three of them turn towards me and said, do you want to run, we have elected you the new candidate. Dosed by a few beers, I tried to get my brain to clear but somehow out of my mouth came, sure I do it.

Before I new it I was the new cnadidate for the Green in willodale, I was involved with the greens at the time as the CEO of the Willowdale Green Party of Canada not the provincial party. The next day I realized what I was in for, I was going to meet the Part Leader of the Green Party of Ontario Frank De Jong, I was thrown in to the heat of things and I was not prepared. But what I learnet form the election, you need to flexible and not be stuck in your ways, becasue you will not gain the experience to excel in life on your terms.

In the election I faired very well, I did not win but I trippled the voters in my riding which I am very proud off,If I get the change agian I will do it all over again.

Read more about the election results at Toronto Star

The Star Election Candidate Torbjorn Zetterlund