A member of Sun Media Community Newspapers part of Postmedia Network. In lieu of responses, they analyzed her foreign policy record. ON Before the race concluded, she emphasized that given the latitude the Greens afford their MPs, the new leader wouldn't be her boss. There was a dream of a democratic socialist led Green Party, but that dream is dead. firstname.lastname@example.org, 299 Queen Street West It’s highly symbolic – and it’s about time.’ MP said at the time that she felt comfortable stepping aside because the party delivered a solid performance in the 2019 federal election campaign. email@example.com, To Unsubscribe from Newsletters: “At the Green Party of Canada’s federal convention in 2016, party members voted in favour of Dimitri Lascaris’ motion on boycott, divestment, and sanctions against Israel. May will remain a force in the party, as she is still one of its three MPs and as of now, intends to remain as parliamentary leader in the House of Commons. 416-384-3139, Main Switchboard Though the party’s Leadership Contest Authority did not detail the issues, Lascaris was widely criticized for an “anti-Semitic” tweet in 2018 accusing two Jewish Liberal MPs of being more loyal to Israel than their own country. Yellowknife doctor Courtney Howard came a distant third and former Ontario cabinet minister Glen Murray finished fourth. 416-384-5858, Advertising Annamie Paul became the Green Party’s International Affairs Critic in August 2019. While they all share Green values, these contestants offer divergent political views. While left-leaning candidates such as Meryam Haddad and Dimitri Lascaris offered improvements from the foreign policy status quo, Paul’s policy is a continuation of the neo-liberal consensus established under Elizabeth May. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. May was the Greens' first elected MP in 2011 and since then the party caucus has grown to three. The Green party leader, Annamie Paul: ‘We’ve never had a Black person or a woman of colour lead a party. “While they all share Green values, these contestants offer divergent political views, and unique experiences. Toronto The moment calls for boldness and audacity, she said. Also on the program: a discussion of the ongoing dispute between Indigenous and non-Indigenous fishermen in Nova Scotia, stricter public health measures in Ontario and Quebec and U.S. President Donald Trump's comments about an extremist group during the first American presidential debate. She said she's driven in politics partly by her father's death of an avoidable infection in May, especially as we face a crisis in the earth's climate and a planet ravaged by COVID-19. Since 3 October 2020, the party has been led by Annamie Paul. While the candidates offered different visions for the future of the party and make various policy proposals, they all agree that climate changeis a serious issue, opp… During her time as leader, May never seemingly officially abided by that resolution. Paul, who is Black and Jewish, took the microphone in an Ottawa art gallery after her win was announced and declared herself the descendant of slaves and an ally of those, such as Indigenous people, who are fighting for justice. The foreign policy establishment’s favourite. Paul, a Black, Jewish woman who has worked as an advisor for the International Criminal Court and founded a series of non-profits, considers herself to be one of the race’s more centrist candidates who wants to move the party into Canada’s political mainstream. Green Party of Canada members have chosen Toronto lawyer Annamie Paul as their new leader. Jo-Ann Roberts has been serving as interim leader. 250 Richmond Street West, Third Floor, Toronto ON M5V 1W4, 416-872-1010 | 1-877-518-5151 (toll-free long distance), General policy questions or comments: Mike Bendixen - Program Director, Questions about News programming and policy. firstname.lastname@example.org, Looking to advertise with us? Audience Relations, CBC P.O. Throughout the race, the party also disqualified or barred multiple candidates from running before reversing course when the decision was appealed. ET on cbcnews.ca, CBC GEM, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. In a blog post last July, Lascaris explained that means that government should guarantee all of Canadians’ basic life necessities: “housing, education, health care, food security and access to the information they need to exercise fully their political rights, all of which must happen in a framework that preserves the health of our planet,” he wrote in a post last July. email@example.com, Website Issues The two gave each other socially distanced hugs, their arms encircling air as they stood well apart. OTTAWA — Green Party of Canada members have chosen Toronto’s Annamie Paul as their new leader. She paid tribute to provincial Green leaders, especially B.C. This week, we talk to our panellists about Toronto lawyer Annamie Paul winning the leadership of the Green Party of Canada after former leader Elizabeth May stepped down last fall. This statement failed to address the US-backed coup attempt in Venezuela, attempted to take a “neutral” position between supporting US puppet Juan Guaido and the democratically elected president Nicholas Maduro, and served to delegitimize the free and fairly held 2018 elections, in which Maduro won a majority and retained the presidency. To be clear, this is no endorsement of the NDP. The left-leaning candidates pushed for Canada to leave NATO, impose sanctions on apartheid Israel, and challenge the mining sector which drives much of Canadian imperialism. In the September 2020 foreign policy focused leadership debate, Paul’s silence took centre stage. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. ON The Green political movement is stronger than ever as your Green voices came together to choose Annamie Paul to lead our party to the next chapter of success. Greens and supportive of another political party. The defining foreign policy issue of the race was the push for Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions against Israel, for the apartheid it has maintained against the Palestinian people for nearly a century. The new leader of the Green Party of Canada laughs at the very idea. Of particular concern to the organization was Paul’s opposition to BDS, refusal to endorse their pledge to oppose Israeli annexation and that she “has generally pursued a neutral ‘both sides are at fault’ approach” to Israeli apartheid.” Paul pursued a smear campaign against Lascaris and Haddad for their support of BDS, and said that Lascaris shouldn’t have been allowed to run for the position of GPC leader. The panellists also discuss the Liberal government's decision to introduce legislation to make Sept. 30 the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, despite criticisms that Ottawa's actions haven't matched its words. OTTAWA – After having gone through a pandemic, several disqualified (and then sometimes re-qualified) candidates, a controversy surrounding misallocated campaign funds and accusations of anti-Semitism, the Green Party of Canada is set to elect its new leader to replace Elizabeth May this Saturday. A variety of newsletters you'll love, delivered straight to you. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). This week, we talk to our panellists about Toronto lawyer Annamie Paul winning the leadership of the Green Party of Canada after former leader Elizabeth May stepped down last fall.. “We have a good-news story,” she said. The Green party leader, Annamie Paul: ‘We’ve never had a Black person or a woman of colour lead a party. Lascaris had spent years fighting against the pro-Israeli apartheid lobby which works to crush solidarity with Palestine, and spent time as the leader of CJPME (Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East). Elizabeth May has led the federal Green party since 2006. firstname.lastname@example.org, Questions about a prize won with NEWSTALK 1010? © 2020 Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. Silent complicity really is what we can expect on foreign policy from a Paul led Green Party. OTTAWA—Toronto lawyer and human rights advocate Annamie Paul was elected leader of the Green Party of Canada on Saturday night, edging out her rivals in … "We achieved more than one million votes for the first time ever," May said. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. The Green Party of Canada will announce the results of its federal leadership contest Saturday evening in Ottawa. "As I look around the world ... there is no other country with first-past-the-post that has achieved what we've achieved.". The Greens stand for pharmacare and a universal basic income, she said, as concrete expressions of Canadian values of caring for each other. The Green Party of Canada is choosing a new leader October 3, 2020 11:44 AM Subscribe.
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