2020 Green Party of Canada leadership election

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2020 Green Party of Canada leadership election

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Turnout68.8%[1]
  Annamie Paul in Toronto Regent Park (cropped).jpg Dimitri Lascaris cropped.jpg Candidate-courtney-howard.jpg
Candidate Annamie Paul Dimitri Lascaris Courtney Howard
Residence Ontario[a] Quebec[b] Northwest Territories
Final ballot 12,090
50.63%
10,081
42.22%
Eliminated
First ballot 6,242
26.14%
5,768
24.15%
3,285
13.76%

  GlenMurray2020.jpg David Merner 2012.jpg Amita Kuttner media official cropped.jpeg
Candidate Glen Murray David Merner Amita Kuttner
Residence Manitoba[d] British Columbia[e] British Columbia[c]
Final ballot Eliminated Eliminated Eliminated
First ballot 2,745
11.50%
2,636
11.04%
1,468
6.15%

  Meryam-Haddad-Officielle.jpg Andrew West.jpg
Candidate Meryam Haddad Andrew West
Residence Quebec[f] Ontario[g]
Final ballot Eliminated Eliminated
First ballot 1,345
5.63%
352
1.47%

Previous Leader

Jo-Ann Roberts (interim)

Leader

Annamie Paul

2020 Green Party leadership election
DateSeptember 26–October 3, 2020
ConventionOttawa, Ontario[h]
Resigning leaderElizabeth May
Won byAnnamie Paul
Ballots23,877[1]
Candidates8 + NOTA
Entrance Fee$30,000[2]
Spending limit$500,000[3]
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The 2020 Green Party of Canada leadership election took place between September 26 and October 3, 2020,[4] to elect a leader to replace Elizabeth May, who resigned on November 4, 2019,[5][6][7] after leading the party for more than a decade and achieving a record three seats in Parliament in the 2019 federal election. Eight candidates were running to replace her. While the candidates offered different visions for the future of the party and make various policy proposals, they all agree that climate change is a serious issue, oppose the construction of new pipelines,[8] support a guaranteed livable income,[9] and propose some form of proportional representation in federal elections.[10] The Green Party had no polls conducting who the frontrunners of the race were, so instead the status was decided by the media based on how much money a candidate raised. In that sense, the two frontrunners were Paul and Lascaris.[11]

Annamie Paul, an activist and lawyer from Toronto, won the election on the 8th round of voting.

Election format[edit]

The vote will be held online between September 26 and October 3, as well as by mail-in ballot. All party members as of 11:59 PM PDT on September 3, 2020, who are 14 years of age or older are eligible to vote. The vote is a one member, one vote preferential ballot with a none of the above option. The candidate with a majority of votes after a minimum of one ballot wins the leadership.[12]

The Greens originally planned to announce the election results at the party's biennial convention in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island,[13] however the convention was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[14] Instead, the candidates will gather in Ottawa, Ontario for the results, which will be announced online at 9:00 PM ADT on October 3.[12]

Timeline[edit]

2019[edit]

  • October 24 – Elizabeth May announced that she would step down as leader within the next four years, but intended to continue for "the near term", as an early election could complicate the transition.[15]
  • November 3 – A group of party members launched a petition calling for an open leadership race to ensure the "long-term prosperity of the party"; among those members was Green Party of Quebec leader Alex Tyrrell, who later became a candidate for the leadership himself.[16]
  • November 4 – May announced she was stepping down as leader effective immediately. Jo-Ann Roberts was named interim leader. May stayed on as the parliamentary leader in the House.[6]
  • November 5 – David Merner announces his candidacy.[17][18]
  • December 2 – Julie Tremblay-Cloutier announces her candidacy.[19]

2020[edit]

  • January 15 – Alex Tyrrell, leader of the Green Party of Quebec, announces his candidacy.[20][21]
  • January 23 – Judy Green & Constantine Kritsonis announce their candidacies.[22]
  • January 30 – Annamie Paul announces her candidacy.[23]
  • February 3 –
    • The rules for the leadership race were released, including the announcement of a $50,000 entrance fee requirement for candidates.[24]
    • Constantine Kritsonis withdraws his candidacy as a result of the rules.[24]
  • February 4 – Nomination period opens.[25]
  • February 14 – Julie Tremblay-Cloutier withdraws her candidacy.[26]
  • February 24 – Don Elzer announces his candidacy.[27]
  • March 9 – Amita Kuttner announces their candidacy.[28]
  • March 11 – Dimitri Lascaris announces his candidacy.[29]
  • March 17 – Dylan Perceval-Maxwell announces his candidacy.[30][31]
  • March 24 – The candidacy of Annamie Paul is approved.[32]
  • April 4 – The candidacy of David Merner is approved.[33]
  • April 22 – The candidacy of Amita Kuttner is approved.[34]
  • April 29 – Glen Murray, former Ontario Liberal cabinet minister, former MPP for Toronto Centre and former Mayor of Winnipeg, declares his candidacy.[35][36][37]
  • May 6 – The party reduced the entrance fee from $50,000 to $30,000, citing difficulty fundraising due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada.[2]
  • May 11 – The candidacy of Glen Murray is approved.[38]
  • May 15 – Andrew West announces his candidacy.[39]
  • May 22 – Meryam Haddad announces her candidacy.[40][41][42]
  • May 26 – The candidacy of Dimitri Lascaris is rejected by the party, pending appeal.[43]
  • May 29 – The candidacy of Dylan Perceval-Maxwell is approved.[44]
  • June 2 –
    • The candidacy of Dimitri Lascaris is reinstated and approved following the appeal of his disqualification.[45]
    • The candidacy of Judy N. Green is rejected by the party, pending appeal.[46]
  • June 3 –
    • The candidacy of Meryam Haddad is approved.[47]
    • Alex Tyrrell withdraws his candidacy.[48]
    • Don Elzer withdraws his candidacy.
    • 6 PM PDT – Nomination period closes.[25] Initial entrance fee of $10,000 due.[2]
  • June 10 – The candidacy of Judy N. Green is reinstated and approved following the appeal of her disqualification.[49][50]
  • June 11 –
  • June 12 – The candidacy of Courtney Howard is approved.[53]
  • June 21 – A debate hosted by Fair Vote Canada is held.[54][55]
  • June 23 – 24 – A two-part debate hosted by The Agenda with Steve Paikin is held, with both parts broadcast on TVO and online.[56][57][58][59]
  • July 8 – Dylan Perceval-Maxwell is removed from the leadership contest following inappropriate remarks during and following the June 23–24 debates.[60]
  • August 30 – Judy N. Green withdraws her candidacy and endorses David Merner.[61]
  • August 1 – September 1 – Leadership candidates must supply signatures of 150 party members, at least 20 of which must be from each of six regions. Signatures are in addition to 100 signatures provided with leadership application.[25]
  • September 1 – Deadline for receipt of secondary non-refundable fee of $20,000 (in addition to $1,000 at time of filing application to run and $9,000 ten days after application received).[25][2]
  • September 3 at 11:59 PM PDT – Deadline to become a member of the Green Party and be eligible to vote.[25]
  • September 22 – The party announces that Meryam Haddad has been removed from the contest, due to violations of the party's code of conduct. Haddad plans to appeal.[62]
  • September 24 – Haddad successfully appeals her disqualification and is restored to the ballot.[63]
  • September 25 – Deadline for receipt of mail-in ballots.[25]
  • September 26 – Online voting begins.[25]
  • October 3 –
    • 3:30 PM PDT – Online voting ends.[25]
    • 5 PM PDT – Results announced.[25]

Fundraising[edit]

Source

Full results[edit]

Results by round[1]
Candidate 1st round 2nd round 3rd round 4th round 5th round 6th round 7th round 8th round
Votes cast % Votes cast % Votes cast % Votes cast % Votes cast % Votes cast % Votes cast % Votes cast %
Annamie Paul in Toronto Regent Park.jpg Annamie Paul 6,242 26.14% 6,245 26.15% 6,305 26.41% 6,478 27.13% 6,952 29.12% 7,614 31.89% 8,862 37.12% 12,090 50.63%
Dimitri Lascaris cropped.jpg Dimitri Lascaris 5,768 24.15% 5,773 24.18% 5,813 24.35% 6,586 27.58% 7,050 29.53% 7,551 31.62% 8,340 34.93% 10,081 42.22%
Candidate-courtney-howard.jpg Courtney Howard 3,285 13.76% 3,286 13.76% 3,348 14.02% 3,404 14.26% 3,762 15.76% 4,523 18.94% 5,824 24.39% Eliminated
GlenMurray2020.jpg Glen Murray 2,745 11.50% 2,746 11.50% 2,821 11.81% 2,846 11.92% 2,992 12.53% 3,725 15.60% Eliminated
David Merner 2012.jpg David Merner 2,636 11.04% 2,636 11.04% 2,697 11.30% 2,727 11.42% 2,856 11.96% Eliminated
Amita Kuttner media official cropped.jpeg Amita Kuttner 1,468 6.15% 1,470 6.16% 1,486 6.22% 1,748 7.32% Eliminated
Meryam-Haddad-Officielle.jpg Meryam Haddad 1,345 5.63% 1,346 5.64% 1,358 5.69% Eliminated
Andrew West.jpg Andrew West 352 1.47% 356 1.49% Eliminated
NOTA Option Logo 3x4.svg None Of The Above 36 0.15% Eliminated
Spoiled or exhausted ballots 0 0.00% 19 0.08% 49 0.21% 88 0.37% 265 1.11% 464 1.94% 851 3.56% 1,706 7.14%
Total 23,877 100% 23,877 100% 23,877 100% 23,877 100% 23,877 100% 23,877 100% 23,877 100% 23,877 100%
Analysis of transferred votes, ranked in order of 1st preference votes
Candidate Maximum
Round
Maximum
Votes
Share in
Maximum
Round
Maximum Votes
First Round VotesTransfer Votes
Annamie Paul 8 12,090 50.63%
Dimitri Lascaris 8 10,081 42.22%
Courtney Howard 7 5,824 24.39%
Glen Murray 6 3,725 15.60%
David Merner 5 2,856 11.96%
Amita Kuttner 4 1,748 7.32%
Meryam Haddad 3 1,358 5.69%
Andrew West 2 356 1.49%
None of the Above 1 36 0.15%
Exhausted votes 1,706 7.14%
First round
Paul
26.14%
Lascaris
24.15%
Howard
13.76%
Murray
11.50%
Merner
11.04%
Kuttner
6.15%
Haddad
5.63%
West
1.47%
None of the Above
0.15%
Blank or Unmarked Ballots
0.00%
Second round
Paul
26.15%
Lascaris
24.18%
Howard
13.76%
Murray
11.50%
Merner
11.04%
Kuttner
6.16%
Haddad
5.64%
West
1.49%
Blank or Unmarked Ballots
0.08%
Third round
Paul
26.41%
Lascaris
24.35%
Howard
14.02%
Murray
11.81%
Merner
11.30%
Kuttner
6.22%
Haddad
5.69%
Blank or Unmarked Ballots
0.21%
Fourth round
Lascaris
27.58%
Paul
27.13%
Howard
14.26%
Murray
11.92%
Merner
11.42%
Kuttner
7.32%
Blank or Unmarked Ballots
0.37%
Fifth round
Lascaris
29.53%
Paul
29.12%
Howard
15.76%
Murray
12.53%
Merner
11.96%
Blank or Unmarked Ballots
1.11%
Sixth round
Paul
31.89%
Lascaris
31.62%
Howard
18.94%
Murray
15.60%
Blank or Unmarked Ballots
1.94%
Seventh round
Paul
37.12%
Lascaris
34.93%
Howard
24.39%
Blank or Unmarked Ballots
3.56%
Eighth round
Paul
50.63%
Lascaris
42.22%
Blank or Unmarked Ballots
7.14%

Debates[edit]

Debates among candidates for the 2020 Green Party of Canada leadership election
No. Date Place Host Topic Moderator Language Participants References
 P  Participant  A  Absent invitee
 N  Non-invitee  O  Out of race (exploring, withdrawn or disqualified)
Green Haddad Howard Kuttner Lascaris Merner Murray Paul Perceval-Maxwell West
1 June 21, 2020 Online Fair Vote Canada Democracy Elizabeth May,
Jim Harris
English P P A[i] P P P P P P A [54][64][59]
2 June 23, 2020 Online TVOntario (TVO) Various Steve Paikin English P P P P P P P P P P [56][58][59]
3 June 29, 2020 Online Green Party of Manitoba Various James Beddome Bilingual P P A P P P P P P P [65]
4 July 20, 2020 Online (Quebec) Green Party of Canada Various Chad Walcott,
Julie Tremblay-Cloutier
French P P P P P P P P O P [66][67]
5 July 21, 2020 Online (Prairies) Green Party of Canada Various Naomi Hunter,
Sai Rajagopal
English P P P P P P P P O P [68][69]
6 July 23, 2020 Online (Atlantic) Green Party of Canada Various Jenica Atwin,
Peter Bevan-Baker
Bilingual P P P P P P P P O P [67][70]
7 July 27, 2020 Online (North) Green Party of Canada Various Lenore Morris,
Rylund Johnson
English P P P P P P P P O P [71][72]
8 July 28, 2020 Online (BC) Green Party of Canada Various Paul Manly,
Jonina Campbell
English P P P P P P P P O P [73][74][75]
9 July 30, 2020 Online (Ontario) Green Party of Canada Various Mike Schreiner,
Roberta Herod
English P P P P P P P P O P [67][76]
10 August 5, 2020 Online (Quebec) Quebec wing Quebec Issues Ralph Shayne,
Érica Poirier
French A P A[j] P P P A P O A[k] [77]
11 August 23, 2020 Online Young Greens of Canada Youth Issues Bryanne Lamoureux,
Clément Badra
Bilingual P P P P P P P P O P [78][79]
12 September 3, 2020 Online (Québec) Green Party of Quebec Quebec Issues Halimatou Bah,
Alain Joseph
French O P P A[l] P P P P O A[m] [80]
13 September 10, 2020 Online rabble.ca,
Canadian Foreign Policy Institute
Foreign Affairs Judy Rebick English O P P P P P P P O P [81][82]
14 September 20, 2020 Online Heartwood Institute Electoral Strategy Jim Harris,
Abhijeet Manay,
Liz Lilly
English O A P P P P P P O P [83]
15 September 22, 2020 Online South Okanagan - West Kootenay EDA Food Security Tara Howse English O P/O[n] P P P P P P O P

Candidates[edit]

Meryam Haddad[edit]

Meryam Haddad
Background

Meryam Haddad, 32,[84] is an immigration lawyer residing in Montreal, Quebec. Haddad immigrated from Syria at the age of 5 and has been a resident of Montreal since. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa and was the candidate for Châteauguay—Lacolle in 2019. She is openly lesbian.[42][85]

Candidacy announced: May 22, 2020[40][41]
Candidacy approved: June 3, 2020[47]
Disqualified: September 22, 2020[62]
Reinstated: September 24, 2020[63]
Date registered with Elections Canada:
Campaign website: meryam2020.ca
Policies
Notes

In the lead-up to the 2020 British Columbia general election, Haddad criticized the Green Party of British Columbia over leader Sonia Furstenau's positions on defunding the police and Indigenous land rights, saying she would endorse the BC Ecosocialists over the Greens' provincial wing. She was disqualified from the election by the Green Party on September 22 for "intentionally undertaking an action that would bring the Green Party of Canada into disrepute." Haddad appealed and was reinstated two days later.[62][63]

Courtney Howard[edit]

Courtney Howard
Background

Courtney Howard, 41,[89] is an emergency room physician residing in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. She holds degrees from Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, and McGill University. She is the President of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment[52] and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary.[90][91][92]

Candidacy announced: June 11, 2020[52]
Candidacy approved: June 12, 2020[53]
Date registered with Elections Canada:
Campaign website: drcourtneyhoward.ca
Policies
  • Redefine the Green Party as the party of "a healthy planet for healthy people".[52]
  • Supports a stronger social safety net and guaranteed minimum income.[52]
  • Legislate a Community Care Act (universal childcare, pharmacare, psychological care, and dental care).[93]
  • Fund community-centered agriculture plans.[94]
  • Prioritize the construction of a national electrical grid relying on 100 per cent clean energy.[94]
  • Ensure a 1:1 lobbyist to NGO ratio for meetings with lawmakers.[95]
  • Establish compassionate crisis-response teams for RCMP units.[93]
  • Lower the voting age to 16 and prioritize electoral reform.[96]
  • Develop a national strategy on broadband and connectivity for rural and Indigenous communities.[96]
Endorsements of Courtney Howard (5)
MPs:
Provincial and territorial politicians: (1)
Municipal politicians:
Former MPs:
Former provincial and territorial politicians: (2)
Former municipal politicians:
Former candidates: (2)
Other prominent individuals:
Organizations:
Media:
Total endorsements: 5

Amita Kuttner[edit]

Amita Kuttner
Background

Amita Kuttner, 29,[102] is an astrophysicist residing on Lasqueti Island, British Columbia.[103][104] They hold a doctorate from the University of California, Santa Cruz.[28] During the 2019 federal election, Kuttner was the candidate for Burnaby North—Seymour.[103] Following the election, they served as the Green Party's Science and Innovation Critic.[105][28] They are also the co-founder and director of the Moonlight Institute.[106] Kuttner is openly non-binary and pansexual, and uses they/them pronouns.[107][108][109] They have refused to hold fundraising events with former leader Elizabeth May, saying the offer of assistance with fundraising does not address other systemic inequities in the race.[110]

Candidacy announced: March 9, 2020[28]
Candidacy approved: April 22, 2020[34]
Date registered with Elections Canada:
Campaign website: amitakuttner.ca
Policies
  • Universal pharmacare, dental care, vision care, mental care, and preventive health measures.[111]
  • Free post-secondary tuition.[112]
  • Introduce new policy regarding artificial intelligence, such as a robot tax, to protect Canadian workers.[113][114]
  • Commit to protecting 30 per cent of aquatic habitat and 30 per cent of terrestrial habitat in Canada by 2030 along with increasing funding to develop recovery plans and protections for endangered species.[115]
  • Guaranteed livable income, development of unions in sectors where they are absent, better legislation for workers’ rights.[116]
  • Housing as a human right, including investment in social housing and federal funding of non-market solutions.[114]
  • Lower the voting age to 16.[117]
  • Implement a proportional representation electoral system.[117]
  • Work with firearm owners and public safety experts to develop and maintain an evidence-based class of prohibited firearms.[118]
  • Decriminalize drug use and sex work.[119]
Endorsements of Amita Kuttner (13)
MPs:
Provincial and territorial politicians: (1)
Municipal politicians: (3)
Former MPs:
Former provincial and territorial politicians:
Former municipal politicians:
Former candidates: (7)
Other prominent individuals: (2)
  • Nicola Spurling (2020 BC Greens candidate in Coquitlam-Maillardville and Lower Mainland Representative to the BC Greens Provincial Council)[126]
Organizations:
Media:
Total endorsements: 13

Dimitri Lascaris[edit]

Dimitri Lascaris
Background

Dimitri Lascaris, 56,[127] is a lawyer and activist who was born in London, Ontario and resides in Montreal, Quebec.[128] He holds a law degree from the University of Toronto. He was the federal candidate for London West in 2015, the former Justice Critic in the Green Party's shadow cabinet (2016),[19] and a former member of the Quebec Greens' National Executive.

Candidacy announced: March 11, 2020[29]
Disqualified: May 26, 2020[43]
Reinstated and approved: June 2, 2020[45]
Date registered with Elections Canada:
Campaign website: www.teamdimitri.ca
Policies
  • Institute labour reforms to increase union membership.[129]
  • Prevent the use of replacement workers during strikes.[129]
  • Raise the minimum wage to $20 per hour.[129]
  • Increase income tax on wealthy Canadians and institute a cap on wealth.[129]
  • Make housing a human right.[129]
  • Dramatically reduce military spending.[129]
  • Support BDS movement.[130]
  • Cancel the Saudi arms deal and impose a ban on trading in arms with all states that do not comply with UN Human Rights protocols and any states whose governments are engaged in violations of such human rights.[131]
  • Support a mixed-member proportional representation electoral system.[132]
  • Expand public health coverage to include dentistry, pharmacare, eldercare and mental health care.[133]
Notes

Lascaris' candidacy was initially rejected by the party's vetting committee, which was appealed.[43] The appeal was accepted on June 2, and his candidacy was reinstated and approved.[134]

Endorsements of Dimitri Lascaris (24)
MPs:
Provincial and territorial politicians: (1)
Municipal politicians: (1)
Former MPs:
Former provincial and territorial politicians: (3)
Former municipal politicians:
Former candidates: (11)
Other prominent individuals: (7)
Organizations:
Media: (1)
Total endorsements: 24

David Merner[edit]

David Merner
Background

David Merner, 58,[160] is a retired lawyer residing on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. He holds degrees from Harvard College, University of Alberta, Oxford University, and University of Toronto. Prior to his university studies, David was largely educated in french pre-schools and primary schools. He was the former Green Party Critic for Justice (2018–2020), and was the Green Party candidate for Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke in 2019. From 2012 to 2013, he was the president of the Liberal Party of Canada's British Columbia wing and was their candidate for Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke in 2015. Prior to entering politics, Merner was a lawyer at the Department of Justice and for the Privy Council Office as well as the Ministry of Attorney General of British Columbia. He was also the recipient of the Head of the Public Service Award from the Government of Canada.[161]

Candidacy announced: November 5, 2019[17][18]
Candidacy approved: April 8, 2020[33]
Date registered with Elections Canada:
Campaign website: davidmerner.com
Policies
  • Invest in the development of public transportation at the local level, including railways.[162]
  • Free tuition.[162]
  • Universal pharmacare.[162]
  • Decriminalize drugs and provide a safe drug supply.[163]
  • Implement 20-point plan to address the climate crisis and shift to a green economy.[164]
  • Adopt a system of proportional representation.[165]
Endorsements of David Merner (21)
MPs:
Provincial and territorial politicians: (2)
Municipal politicians:
Former MPs: (1)
Former provincial and territorial politicians: (4)
Former municipal politicians:
Former candidates: (14)
Other prominent individuals:
Organizations:
Media:
Total endorsements: 21

Glen Murray[edit]

Background

Glen Murray, 62,[179] is a politician residing in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He holds a degree in Urban Studies from Concordia University. He is the former Liberal MPP for Toronto Centre (2010–2017) and a former cabinet minister under Premiers Dalton McGuinty and Kathleen Wynne, most notably as the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change (2014–2017). Murray previously ran for the Liberals in Charleswood—St. James in 2004.[180] In addition, he has also served as city councillor (1989–1998) and Mayor of Winnipeg (1998–2004). He has also been the CEO of the Canadian Urban Institute (2007–2010), and executive director of the Pembina Institute (2017–2018). He is openly gay.

Candidacy announced: April 29, 2020[35][36][37]
Candidacy approved: May 11, 2020[38]
Date registered with Elections Canada:
Campaign website: www.glenmurray.ca
Policies
  • Work to incrementally develop a zero-waste, carbon-neutral economy and smart cities.[181]
  • Transition workers from old industries to new ones.[181]
  • Use revenue from carbon pricing to help lower and modest income communities and households cut costs and pollution through financing and grants.[181]
  • Supports guaranteed livable income and funding pharmacare.[181]
  • Supports UNDRIP.[181]
  • Supports changing electoral system to proportional representation.[181]
Endorsements of Glen Murray (17)
MPs:
Provincial and territorial politicians: (1)
Municipal politicians: (2)
  • Adriane Carr (Vancouver City Councillor 2011-present and former Leader of the Green Party of British Columbia)[183]
  • Leigh Bursey (Councillor, City of Brockville)[184]
Former MPs:
Former provincial and territorial politicians: (5)
Former municipal politicians: (3)
  • Rick Goldring (Mayor of Burlington 2010-2018)[189]
  • Maggie Laidlaw (Former Guelph city councillor)[190]
  • Donald Benham (Former Winnipeg city councillor)[191]
Former candidates: (4)
Other prominent individuals: (2)
  • Laurie Arron (Former party executive director)[196]
  • Jordy Gold (Former deputy campaign manager for Saanich--Gulf Islands, 2011)[197]
Organizations:
Media:
Total endorsements: 17

Annamie Paul[edit]

Background

Annamie Paul, 47,[198] is a human rights lawyer residing in Toronto. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ottawa and a Master of Public Administration degree from Princeton University.[199] She was the Green Party Critic for Global Affairs (2019–2020) and the federal candidate in Toronto Centre in 2019.[200] Paul is also the Green Party nominee for Toronto Centre in the October 26, 2020 federal by-election, having received permission from the Federal Council to do so as a leadership candidate. [201]

Candidacy announced: January 30, 2020[23]
Candidacy approved: March 24, 2020[32]
Date registered with Elections Canada:
Campaign website: www.annamiepaul.ca
Policies
  • Improve social security nets, particularly for times of crisis.[202]
  • Free post-secondary tuition & forgiveness of federal loan debt.[202]
  • Supports a guaranteed livable income.[202]
  • Make bailouts for sectors or private corporations, such as fossil fuels, contingent on meeting agreed emission reduction targets and not investing further in the industry.[202]
  • Withdraw from the Safe Third Country Agreement, which redirects asylum seekers to the United States, and continue allowing access for refugees to enter Canada.[202]
  • Universal pharmacare, dental care, and the recognition of mental health as an important pillar of health funded accordingly.[202]
Endorsements of Annamie Paul (33)
MPs:
Provincial and territorial politicians: (3)
Municipal politicians:
Former MPs:
Former provincial and territorial politicians: (6)
Former municipal politicians:
Former candidates: (18)
Other prominent individuals: (6)
Organizations: (1)
Media:
Total endorsements: 33

Andrew West[edit]

Andrew West, 45,[214] is a lawyer residing in Ottawa, Ontario. He holds a degree in Environmental Law from University of Ottawa. He is the Green Party of Ontario critic for the Attorney General (2015–present). He stood as the provincial candidate in Carleton—Mississippi Mills in 2014, the federal candidate in Kanata—Carleton in 2015 and provincially in 2018, and as the provincial candidate in the 2020 Orléans by-election.

Candidacy announced: May 15, 2020[39]
Candidacy approved: June 11, 2020[51]
Date registered with Elections Canada:
Campaign website: andrewwest.ca
Policies

Candidates who withdrew or failed to qualify[edit]

Don Elzer[edit]

Background

Don Elzer is an environmental activist, businessman, and former journalist from Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the founder and owner of Wildcraft Forest, a natural health company. He currently resides just outside of Lumby with his family.

Candidacy announced: February 24, 2020[27]
Withdrew: June 3, 2020
Campaign website: donelzer.com
Notes

Withdrew via email.

Judy N. Green[edit]

Judy N. Green
Background

Judy N. Green is a computer scientist, veteran and small business owner residing in Nova Scotia.[220] She holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Acadia University and a Master of Science from Carleton University. She was the candidate for West Nova in 2019.[221]

Candidacy announced: January 23, 2020[22]
Disqualified: June 2, 2020[46]
Reinstated and approved: June 10, 2020[49][50]
Withdrew: August 30, 2020[61]
Endorsed: David Merner
Campaign website: judyngreen.com
Notes

Green's candidacy was rejected by the party's vetting committee on June 2, which was appealed.[46] The appeal was accepted and her candidacy was reinstated on June 10.[50] She withdrew on August 30 and endorsed David Merner.[61]

Constantine Kritsonis[edit]

Background

Constantine Kritsonis, 62, is a former Ontario representative on the Green Party Council. He stood as the Green Party of Canada candidate for York Centre in 2015, 2011, 2006, 2004 and 1997, and the Green Party of Ontario candidate in Oakwood in 1995.[222]

Candidacy announced: January 23, 2020[22]
Withdrew: February 3, 2020[24]
Endorsed: Dimitri Lascaris
Notes

Withdrew following announcement of the election rules, citing the entrance fee at the time of announcement, $50,000, being too high.[24] Later endorsed Dimitri Lascaris.[150]

Dylan Perceval-Maxwell[edit]

Dylan Perceval-Maxwell
Background

Dylan Perceval-Maxwell is a Montreal activist and businessman. He was the Green Party candidate in Laurier—Sainte-Marie five times from 1997 to 2008 and the candidate in Alfred-Pellan in 2011.[223] His 2006 campaign is the subject of the NFB documentary Democracy 4 Dummies.[224]

Candidacy announced: March 17, 2020[30][31]
Candidacy approved: May 29, 2020[44]
Disqualified: July 8, 2020[225]
Campaign website: dylanperceval-maxwell.ca
Notes

Disqualified by the party after inappropriate statements going against the Greens' core values.[60]

Julie Tremblay-Cloutier[edit]

Background

Julie Tremblay-Cloutier is a businesswoman from Oka who was the Green Party candidate for Mirabel in 2019, and a candidate for Oka City Council in 2017. Prior to entering politics, Tremblay-Cloutier was the head of a local pool and spa inspection company.[19]

Candidacy announced: December 2, 2019[19]
Withdrew: February 14, 2020[26]
Notes

Withdrew citing the leadership election rules, her lack of experience and resources to do fundraisers, and her concern that ideas and debates would become secondary to raising funds.[26]

Alex Tyrrell[edit]

Alex Tyrrell
Background

Alex Tyrrell, 32, is the leader of the Green Party of Quebec (2013–present), and was the provincial candidate for Verdun in 2018, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in 2014, and Jacques-Cartier in 2012. He was also the candidate in the Outremont, Chicoutimi, Gouin, Louis-Hébert, and Roberval by-elections in 2013, 2016, May 2017, October 2017 and 2018, respectively.[226]

Candidacy announced: January 15, 2020[20][21]
Withdrew: June 3, 2020[48]
Endorsed: Dimitri Lascaris
Campaign website: alextyrrell.ca
Notes

Withdrew citing "Elizabeth May and her associates meddling in the election".[48]

Declined[edit]

Controversies[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Former leader Elizabeth May was the subject of criticism over perceived implicit endorsements. Alex Tyrrell contended that May appeared with candidates at fundraisers to push them towards the lead. David Merner said it would be wiser for May to stay out of the contest completely.[241][242] May responded that she was remaining neutral, but would help candidates from equity-seeking groups in fundraising efforts.[241]

Racism[edit]

Candidate Meryam Haddad accused fellow candidate Dylan Perceval-Maxwell of racism for comments he made during a TVOntario debate. When asked about calls to defund the police, Perceval-Maxwell suggested having police officers "give $20 to every person of colour they stop". Haddad called the suggestion racist, and said it would not further the goal of ending systemic racism.[243][244] Perceval-Maxwell suggested that Haddad was "angry that a white person came up with an idea."[245] On July 8, the party announced that Perceval-Maxwell was no longer a candidate for the leadership, citing statements "not aligned with the party's values."[60]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ran in Toronto Centre in 2019
  2. ^ Ran in London West in 2015
  3. ^ Ran in Burnaby North—Seymour in 2019
  4. ^ Former Liberal MPP in Toronto Centre and former Mayor of Winnipeg
  5. ^ Ran in Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke in 2015 (as a Liberal) and 2019
  6. ^ Ran in Châteauguay—Lacolle in 2019
  7. ^ Ran provincially in Carleton—Mississippi Mills in 2014, Kanata—Carleton in 2018, Orléans in 2020; federally in Kanata—Carleton in 2015
  8. ^ Online convention. Originally scheduled to take place in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, but was moved online due to COVID-19.
  9. ^ Sent pre-recorded video answers.
  10. ^ Sent pre-recorded video answers.
  11. ^ The debate was without translation which Andrew West asked for in order to be able to participate.
  12. ^ Due to a family emergency, Amita Kuttner was unable to participate.
  13. ^ The debate was without translation which Andrew West asked for in order to be able to participate.
  14. ^ Haddad joined to say that she had been disqualified from the race, and did not participate further in the debate

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