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Deputy leader ends bid to co-lead federal Green Party after internal debate

Jonathan Pedneault is stepping down from his bid to co-lead the federal Green Party after internal debate and numerous delays impeded those plans.

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Green Party co-leader Jonathan Pedneault gets a hug from co-leader Elizabeth May after announcing his resignation during a press conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on July 9, 2024.聽


OTTAWA 鈥 Jonathan Pedneault has dropped his bid to co-lead the federal Green Party after internal debate and numerous delays impeded those plans, leaving Elizabeth May as the party鈥檚 sole leader.

Citing 鈥減ersonal reasons,鈥 the longtime human-rights activist announced his resignation as the party鈥檚 deputy leader at a news conference with May in Ottawa on Tuesday,聽after the party鈥檚 federal council held an emergency meeting Monday night to discuss the party鈥檚 leadership.聽

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Jonathan Pedneault, who ran alongside Green Party Leader Elizabeth May in the hopes of one day becoming the party's co-leader, announced he is stepping away from his current role as her deputy. Asked whether there were internal complaints around establishing him as a co-leader, they both defended the grassroots process. (July 9, 2024 / The Canadian Press)

Mark Ramzy

Mark Ramzy is an Ottawa-based general assignment reporter for the Star. Reach him via email: mramzy@thestar.ca

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