Elizabeth May resigns as the leader of the Green Party
Elizabeth May is stepping down as leader of Canada's Green Party.
May announced her resignation at a Monday press conference with the two other Green MPs who were elected.
“Effective today, I am no longer leader of the Green Party of Canada,” said @ElizabethMay announcing her resignation. “I wanted to choose a moment when we had a lot of success before leaving.” #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/zdewK28iik— Power & Politics (@PnPCBC) November 4, 2019
Deputy Leader Jo-Ann Roberts will become interim leader. The next official leader will be chosen in October, in Prince Edward Island.
Thank you so very much @ElizabethMay for your many years of exemplary public service and for being the best friend and mentor a politician could ask for. Deep love and respect to you #peipoli pic.twitter.com/1Kfg5AVQzh— Peter Bevan-Baker (@peterbevanbaker) November 4, 2019
May is not done with politics though. CBC's Katie Simpson reported that she would like to run for speaker in the next federal election, and will continue to lead the parliamentary caucus of three that was just elected.
BREAKING: Elizabeth May says effective today, she is no longer leader of the Green Party. Says acting leader is Joanne Roberts. Says she will stay as parliamentary leader. Says she is very excited about this.— Katie Simpson (@CBCKatie) November 4, 2019
May, who represents Saanich—Gulf Islands, has been leader of the party since 2006.
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