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Green Party MPs threaten to quit and sit as independents if leadership contest is suspended


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The two Green Party MPs have threatened to quit the party and sit as independents if the leadership race is suspended, according to an internal email obtained by The Canadian Press.

Elizabeth May and Mike Morrice are concerned about the ongoing unrest and conflict within the party.

An email sent Friday to party officials from Morrice’s office said suspending the race or implementing proposed plans to close its offices would cause “irreversible damage”, adding that the Greens are at a crossroads. paths.

Late last week, party leader Lorraine Rekmans resigned in a letter that told members “there is no vision for a better future”.

Morrice and four of the six leadership candidates recently issued a joint statement condemning interim leader Amita Kuttner’s sexual misdirection – who is transgender and non-binary – during a party Zoom event, despite having congratulated Rekmans for his immediate apology.

The Greens launched a leadership race this summer to find a replacement for Annamie Paul, who stepped down after a disappointing performance in the 2021 election.


This report from The Canadian Press was first published on September 12, 2022.

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