Former Green leader Elizabeth May gives full support to Annamie Paul

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Former Green Party person Elizabeth May has fixed her afloat enactment to her embattled replacement, Annamie Paul, connected Tuesday.

“I stepped down arsenic person of the Green Party little than 2 years ago, contempt our champion ever results successful electing 3 MPs, knowing it was clip for caller leadership,” she said successful a statement. “That caller person is Annamie Paul.”

Paul was facing a non-confidence ballot from the party’s national assembly that she confirmed Monday had been cancelled. She opened up astir the trouble she has experienced since becoming person of the party.

“This acquisition has been incredibly achy for maine and for my family, and I privation to beryllium up beforehand astir that. It is highly hard to person your integrity questioned erstwhile you worth it truthful much,” she said Monday.

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In aboriginal June, Green MP Jenica Atwin crossed the level to the Liberals aft expressing her stance connected the Israel-Palestinian struggle connected Twitter — a determination that has since made nationalist interior enactment conflicts.

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May, presently 1 of the Greens’ lone 2 MPs, said connected Tuesday that Atwin’s defection remains “deeply troubling.”

“That nonaccomplishment is painful, but the misplaced anger, blasted and name-calling that person followed it are doing adjacent much harm than the lawsuit itself,” she said.

May has avoided the spotlight since stepping down arsenic the party’s person aft 13 years astatine the helm and said she has played nary relation successful the national council, which has been cardinal successful the question against Paul.

She emphasized that “only members” person the authorization to telephone Paul’s enactment into question.

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“We request to propulsion unneurotic for what appears to beryllium an imminent predetermination campaign,” she said.

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