Leadership of the green Party of Canada: Joli-the Heart to think about it, Waridel said no

Direction du Parti vert du Canada: Joli-Cœur réfléchit, Waridel dit non

The candidate green in the riding of Quebec in the recent federal election, Luc Joli-Coeur

January 15, 2020 11h28

Updated at 19h26

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Leadership of the green Party of Canada: Joli-the Heart to think about it, Waridel said no

Direction du Parti vert du Canada: Joli-Cœur réfléchit, Waridel dit non

Olivier Bossé

The Sun

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As the leader of the green Party of Quebec Alex Tyrrell, was launched in the race for the leadership of the green Party of Canada, on Wednesday, the candidate green in the riding of Quebec in the recent federal election, Luc Joli-Coeur, and it continues to say interested and pursues his reflection. For its part, the ecologist Laure Waridel passes his turn.

“I’m waiting for the unveiling of the rules of the race” to the chieftainship, on 3 February, confirmed Mr. Pretty-Heart the Sun, Wednesday morning. “It is fundamental in my thinking about where the race is headed.”

An economist by training, the 55-year-old is pursuing a career in the ministry of Finance. He has worked in several ministerial cabinets pq members over the years.

“I have to assess the impact on my career, where I have important responsibilities as a director. The race also is important, then it is a think it.

“It is also necessary to see if this will be like the current race for the leadership of the democrats [in the U.s.], with debates held across Canada. There, I’m tempted! Or if the candidates will be left to fend for themselves”, he says.

Waridel said no

Luc Joli-the Heart believes, however, that an application as strong as that of the environmentalist and Laure Waridel, co-founder of Équiterre now consultant in environment and social justice in a Montreal law firm, would join.

The main interested is said flattered that you think of it for this post. But “in the short term, my family responsibilities, in particular the needs of my daughter suffering from a rare genetic disease, keep me here out of partisan politics”, she answered in an e-mail exchange.

Elizabeth May, leader of the PVC for 13 years and four elections, handed in his resignation on 4 November.

In addition to Tyrrell, whose leadership is being questioned within the green Party of Quebec, Julie Tremblay-Cloutier, candidate green federal in Mirabel, and David Merner, of British Columbia, have also stated their intentions to participate in the race to the PVC.

The Quebecers Pierre Nantel, a former NDP candidate green federal in Longueuil-Saint-Hubert, has for its part indicated that it would not be a candidate.

The greens federal will choose their new leader in October, in Charlottetown, Île-du-Prince-Édouard.

On the 21st of October last, the PVC has passed its parliamentary representation from one to three representatives, including Ms. May for re-election, has received more than 1.1 million votes and 6.5 % of the vote, a proportion that has almost doubled compared to 2015.

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