Green Party of Ontario leadership elections

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In the decade following its founding, the Ontario Green Party did not have a formal leadership structure, and was run in a very decentralized manner (nominal leaders were sometimes chosen for elections, but they had no personal authority over party decisions). Frank De Jong and others opposed this approach, and successfully campaigned for a formal leadership contest in 1993.

Green Party of Ontario leadership election, 1993[edit]

Frank De Jong entered this contest, and defeated Jim Harris, who later became leader of the Green Party of Canada.

Green Party of Ontario leadership election, 2001[edit]

De Jong was challenged for the leadership of the Ontario Green Party by Judy Greenwood-Speers in 2001 and was re-elected.

Green Party of Ontario leadership election, 2009[edit]

In 2009, de Jong announced that he will be stepping down as party leader. His successor will be chosen at the November 13–15, 2009 Ontario Green Party leadership election. Mike Schreiner was the only candidate to enter the race and his election was affirmed on November 14, 2009.