Montreal, QC — Green Party of Canada leadership contestant Dimitri Lascaris is proud to announce the endorsement of his campaign by past party leader Dr. Joan Russow.

“Dimitri is willing to take bold and principled stances for peace, the environment, and human rights,” said Dr. Russow. “He is well-known for standing up for the vulnerable, the disenfranchised, and the oppressed.”

Dr. Russow was leader of the Green Party of Canada from 1997 to 2001. Under her leadership, the party developed policies promoting social justice, human rights, peace, and the environment, while doubling its popular support.

“Dimitri’s blending of ecology and democratic socialism provides an exciting foundation for the development of new policy. I believe that by choosing Dimitri as leader of the Green Party, we will help the party unite emerging youth movements with long-time activists,” Dr. Russow said.

Lascaris has also been endorsed by several past members of the party’s Federal Council and Shadow Cabinet: Richard Walsh, Don Scott, and Colin Griffiths.

The Green Party of Canada will announce the results of its leadership election on the evening of October 3rd, 2020, at its national convention in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

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