On Friday March 12, Annamie Paul held a national townhall via a Facebook live event, announcing the launch of the Time to Run Campaign, calling for nominations or self-nominations to run as a federal candidate for the Green Party of Canada.

More than 500 people have already submitted nominations since the launch last month, which will continue until the wake of the next election.

Annamie Paul stressed the need for a new generation of Green leaders, and for real representation in the shadow cabinet. The leader hopes this initiative will help ridings that are struggling to find candidates.

Watch the virtual National Townhall here.

Annamie Paul also took the opportunity to reiterate that she is proud to be the federal candidate for Toronto Centre. On why she is running again for Toronto Centre, the federal leader said that “there is no jumping the queue”, even as party leader.

“Greens do not turn their backs on communities that need them […]. We are committed to the communities we are seeking to represent.”


In the virtual townhall, Annamie Paul also answered questions on encouraging Indigenous representation in the party, affordable housing, and aligning youth campaigns with the climate strike movement.

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Sarah Cui

Sarah Cui is in her fourth year of undergraduate studies in Environment, Resources and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo. Her background is intercultural, having grown up in both Ottawa and northwestern China. Her areas of interest include environmental policy, degrowth and conservation. In her free time, Sarah enjoys connecting with friends, hiking, identifying plants and learning a new language.

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