Leadership Contest Applications

Leadership Contest Applications

Welcome to the 2022 Leadership Contest Application section. The Leader’s Job Description, now approved by Federal Council, will be central to this entire process and to you, if you are elected by the members.

Candidate applications and nominations will be reviewed by the LCC. Please apply before 11:59 PM Pacific Time on August 5th, 2022 to be considered. Late applications will not be accepted. All approved Contestants will be announced on August 31, 2022.

Please note that prospective contestants are required to follow Elections Canada Act rules governing leadership contests prior to and during the campaign, as well as the approved Green Party of Canada Leadership Contest Rules. Contestants are also required to abide by the GPC Constitution and the GPC Members Code of Conduct.

Federal Council has appointed three Leadership Contest Arbiters (“LCA”) to provide clarification on the Leadership Contest Rules and make decisions on any concerns regarding alleged violations of the Rules by the Contestants. Any rulings will be published on the Rule Clarification page. Requests for clarification on the rules can be directed to the LCA at this address: lca.contest@greenparty.ca. Suspected violations of the Leadership Contest Rules can be submitted here.

AUGUST 11, 2022-- RULE CHANGE NOTICE: EXTENSION TO APPLICATION PERIOD FOR EQUITY-SEEKING APPLICANTS

Extended Application Period for Applicants belonging to an Equity-Seeking Group:

This extension represents an additional 9 days to prepare, complete, and submit an application between August 5, 2022 (11:59 PM Pacific Time) and August 14, 2022 (11:59 PM Pacific Time). 

All Approved Applicants who are certified by the GPC and registered with Elections Canada as Leadership Contestants with Elections Canada by August 30, 2022 will be announced at the start of Campaign Round One on August 31, 2022. 

Qualifying for the extension: Applicants seeking the extension will be required to self-disclose to which equity-seeking group(s) they belong to on the Leadership Contest Application Form

Section 22:  Equity Extension
Rule 22.1 Members of equity-seeking groups, who choose to self-disclose on their Leadership Contest Application Form, may submit applications after the Leadership Contest application period, held from June 28, 2022 (12:00 AM Pacific Time) to August 5, 2022 (11:59 PM Pacific Time), closes. Members of equity seeking groups are eligible for an extension to the application period and may submit their application between June 28, 2022 (12:00 AM Pacific Time) and August 14, 2022 (11:59 PM Pacific Time).  This extension represents an additional 9 days to prepare, complete, and submit their application between August 5, 2022 (11:59 PM Pacific Time) and August 14, 2022 (11:59 PM Pacific Time).

Important Dates

Pre-Campaign Phase

Applications Period: June 28, 2022 - August 5, 2022 (11:59 PM Pacific Time)
Language Testing: July 11 - August 15, 2022
Deadline to Complete Language Testing: August 15, 2022
Deadline to Submit Language Test Results to the LCC: August 15, 2022
Applicants Notified of Approval or Disapproval: August 20, 2022
Approved Applicants who are Party Functionaries: must resign their position within 48 hours and prior to registering with Elections Canada.
Appeals to the Leadership Contest Arbiter: Within 48 hours of notification of application status.
Appeal Results: 7 days from appeal submission date
GPC Certifies Approved Applicants to Election Canada by: August 30th, 2022
Approved Applicants Register with Elections Canada by: August 30, 2022
GPC Announces All Leadership Contestants: August 31, 2022

Campaign Round One

Campaign Round One: August 31, 2022
Contestant Campaigning Begins: August 31, 2022
Mail-in ballot Requests Open: August 31, 2022
Contestants receive a Voters List: September 1, 2022
GPC Publishes Contestants Profiles on the GPC Website: September 2, 2022
Deadline to Become a Member and Vote in Campaign Round One: September 14, 2022
Contestants Receive an Updated Voters List: September 8, 2022
Mail-in ballot Requests Close: October 5, 2022
Campaign Round One Vote Starts: 12:00 PM Eastern Time on October 7, 2022
Campaign Round One Vote Ends: 3:30 PM Eastern Time on October 14, 2022
Campaign Round One Vote Results: 8:00 PM Eastern Time on October 14, 2022

Campaign Round Two

Campaign Round Two: October 14, 2022
Deadline to Become a Member and Vote in Campaign Round Two: October 19, 2022 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Mail-in ballot Requests Open: October 15, 2022
Contestants receive a Final Voters List: October 20, 2022
Mail-in ballot Requests Close: November 10, 2022
Campaign Round Two Online Voting Starts: 12:00 PM Eastern Time on November 12, 2022
Campaign Round Two Online Voting Ends: 3:30 PM Eastern Time on November 19, 2022
Campaign Round Two Vote Results: 8:00 PM Eastern Time on November 19, 2022
Announcing New Leader: 8:00 PM Eastern Time on November 19, 2022
Submit your application questions and your completed Leadership Contest Application form to the Leadership Contest Committee by email: leadership.contest@greenparty.ca