In September, Weaver announced plans to seek the Green Party nomination for a legislative position in the May 2013 provincial election—a position similar to a state legislator in the United States. He is currently up against two other candidates from the New Democratic Party and Liberal Party and plans to run mostly on an environmental platform.
"Canadians don't typically mobilize against things," Weaver said. "But what is happening has outraged a lot of people. ... I think [the protesting] you're seeing now is just the beginning."