Mark Clairmont |

HUNTSVILLE Conservatives criticized for not jumping on the climate strike marches today will see local CPC candidate Scott Aitchison front and centre at today’s main Muskoka protest in Huntsville.

The town’s on-leave mayor will be on the front steps of town hall, this time joining an expected crowd of more than 100.

They will be demanding politicians quit talking and take “concrete” action, as Justin Trudeau ironically says.

The Liberal and Green leaders will be in Montreal for what’s expected to be Canada’s largest demonstration.

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer won’t be at any marches; he’s sending out candidates, like Aitchison.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh will be at a demonstration in Victoria.

No word today from the other local Liberal, Green or NDP candidates on whether they will join protests in Huntsville and Bracebride.

The protest in Huntsville is at noon downtown; led by local Huntsville High School students and the new grassroots group Muskoka Power of Many.

Meanwhile BMLSS students plan to march on MPP Norm Miller’s downtown Bracebridge office at 2 p.m.

Some local churches are also planning to ring bells at noon Friday.

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Election candidates, Scott Aitchison, left, Trisha Cowie, Gord Miller and Tom Young last night, Thursday Sept. 26, in Huntsville, where they talked about the evironmental crisis on the eve of today’s climate strike protests in Bracebridge and Huntsville. Another all-candidates meeting takes place in Gravenhurst Tuesday at the Opera House.

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