OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada leadership contest will host six regional online town halls across Canada starting on Monday. The nine contestants seeking the party leadership will respond to submitted questions and each event will feature two moderators. Three provincial Green Party leaders and one provincial deputy leader are among the moderators.
“This is an exciting opportunity for Canadians from coast to coast to coast to interact with our strong and diverse field of contestants,” said Green Party Interim Leader Jo-Ann Roberts. “These town halls are intended to provide a more informal and lively discussion than the more strictly formatted debates.”
Participants are encouraged to submit questions for the contestants in advance. Questions will also be taken live during the town halls.
The nine contestants are (in alphabetical order): Judy N Green (NS), Meryam Haddad (QC), Courtney Howard (NWT), Amita Kuttner (BC), Dimitri Lascaris (QC), David Merner (BC), Glen Murray (MB), Annamie Paul (ON) and Andrew West (ON).
REGIONAL EVENT SCHEDULE
When: July 20, 2020, 7 - 8.30 p.m. EDT
Chad Walcott, 2018 Green Party of Quebec candidate, Notre-Dame-De-Grace, QC
Julie Tremblay-Cloutier, 2019 Green Party of Canada candidate, Mirabel, QC
For more information: Quebec Town Hall
When: July 21, 2020, 7 - 8.30 p.m. CDT
Naomi Hunter, Leader of the Green Party of Saskatchewan
Sai Rajagopal, 2019 Green Party of Canada candidate, Winnipeg, MB
For more information: Prairies Town Hall
When: July 23, 2020, 7 - 8.30 p.m. ADT
Jenica Atwin, Green Party MP, Fredericton, NB
Hon. Peter Bevan-Baker (MPP, New Haven-Rocky Point), Leader of the Green Party of P.E.I. and Leader of the Official Opposition
For more information: Atlantic Town Hall
When: July 27, 2020, 7 - 8.30 p.m. CDT
Moderators: Lenore Morris, 2019 Green Party of Canada candidate, Yukon, NWT
Rylund Johnson, MLA, NWT
For more information: North Town Hall
When: July 28, 2020, 7 - 8.30 p.m. PDT
Paul Manly, Green Party MP, Nanaimo Ladysmith, B.C.
Jonina Campbell, Deputy Leader of the Green Party of B.C.
For more information: BC Town Hall
When: July 30, 2020, 7 - 8.30 p.m. EDT
Mike Schreiner (MPP, Guelph), Leader of the Green Party of Ontario
Roberta Herod, CEO of Peterborough—Kawartha EDA, ON
For more information: Ontario Town Hall
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For more information or to arrange an interview:
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