Green leader Annamie Paul has survived a new day of defense controversy after he had moved him to change course, leaving him in tenacious power ahead of the likely federal election this year.
Paul went to an emergency meeting of the party’s governing body last night to confront the party’s brass motion of censure, which tried to oust him with a protracted process that culminated in a vote by members.
Instead, tense virtual meetings resulted in a different movement asking the leader and Green MP Paul Manly to issue a joint statement in which Paul denies the former adviser’s previous remarks and reiterates his support for the election meeting.
Paul’s spokeswoman Rosie Emery confirmed that otherwise a motion of censure on the director will take place on July 20th.
The Green Electoral Assembly, which includes former leader Elizabeth May, has now fallen in two when MP Jenica Atwin resigned to the Liberals last week and cited internal contradictions in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as the main reason for her decision.
Lia Renaud resigned from 15 members of the Federal Council last night and told The Canadian Press that she “could not continue in good conscience” for her support for Paul, but that she continues to support Maya and Manly.
Federal policy of the Green Party