Annamie Paul said at a news conference in Ottawa her victory ‘is highly symbolic and highly important that I sit here today’. My leadership will reflect the Green Party’s: open, democratic and collaborative and it begins with my campaign. The CCPL was an organization focused on helping women, Indigenous persons, and people of colour to pursue public offices. Vote in the Toronto Centre by-election October 26. TORONTO (JTA) — Annamie Paul will break new ground if she wins the Green Party of Canada’s upcoming leadership race: She would be the first Black Jewish person to lead a … She believed the Greens take the … [30], Paul interned for Liberal MPP Dominic Agostino in 1996, who served as Gerard Kennedy's leadership campaign co-chair. Annamie Paul (born November 3, 1972) is a Canadian politician, activist, and lawyer. On October 3, 2020, Paul was elected leader of the Green Party of Canada, becoming the first Black Canadian and first Jewish woman to be elected leader of a major political party in Canada. Forgetting that Annamie Paul is the Leader of the Green Party of Canada, whose values strongly align with my own. On October 26, Paul placed second in the Toronto Centre by-election, increasing her proportion of the vote by just over 25% from the 2019 race. Paul succeeds Elizabeth May, who stepped down last fall. Authorized by the official agent of Annamie Paul, Masters in Public Affairs - Princeton University, Political Officer - Canadian Mission to the EU, Barcelona International Public Policy Hub ​Founder, Canadian Centre for Political Leadership Founder, Empowering New Leaders in the Green Party of Canada, Chance of a Lifetime: Accelerating our Transition to a Green Economy, Prevent Students from Falling Through the Cracks, Reducing Health Risks in Indigenous Communities. The policies we developed have made it from the margins of politics to the forefront, improving life for Canadians along the way. Vote Annamie Paul, Green Party Leader, for real representation in Toronto Centre. Be the first to know about the stories that will shape your day -- delivered to your inbox twice every weekday Newstalk 1010 - Breaking She was a candidate in the 2019 Canadian federal election. [10] Her mother is from Nevis and her father from Dominica. Green Party of Canada members have chosen Toronto’s Annamie Paul as their new leader. “We can’t wait to write this next chapter together,” the party tweeted Saturday afternoon. Policies based on our members' Green vision to tackle the climate emergency and build our social safety net. OTTAWA — Green Party of Canada members have chosen Toronto’s Annamie Paul as their new leader. Brown ran for the New Democratic Party (NDP) leadership in 1975 and came a close second to Ed Broadbent. MORE: leadership annamie paul politics Green party Trending Peter Nygard’s Arrest Casts New Scrutiny On Reported Prince Andrew Visit Sam Smith, Shawn Mendes Show A … [2][37][38][39] She won 54.53% of votes on the final round of voting, defeating runner-up Dimitri Lascaris and 6 other candidates. Newstalk 1010 - First Look A first look at the biggest headlines of the morning AND the afternoon. Diversity is Canada's greatest strength and it’s time to reflect that at our highest levels of leadership. Thunder Bay-Rainy River Green Party spokesperson Amanda Moddejonge states, “The meeting is accessible to all, and we welcome anyone who is interested in Canadian politics to join us. Paul, who is Black and Jewish, took the … New Green party leader Annamie Paul smiles as she takes questions from the media in Ottawa, Saturday night. That fact isn’t lost on her — it’s a big part of her motivation. [14] She speaks English, French, Catalan and Spanish. Paul succeeds Elizabeth May, … KENORA – POLITICS – Annamie Paul, the recently elected leader of the Green Party of Canada, will be attending the Kenora GPO Annual General Meeting. [8][6][9] She was called to the bar in Ontario in 1998. [13], Paul is the older sister of Canadian actress Ngozi Paul, twin sister to Luther, and is married to international human rights lawyer Mark Freeman. New Green Party of Canada leader Annamie Paul on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Oct. 4, 2020. The new Green party leader, Annamie Paul, mentioned both Rosemary Brown, the first Black person to compete for a national party leadership, and David Lewis, the first Jewish leader of a national party, in her acceptance speech on Saturday night. Paul won a bare majority of votes in the eighth round, defeating Dimitri Lascaris. I have spent years working to attract diverse faces and voices into politics. [11][12][2][13] She is co-founder of the Barcelona International Public Policy Hub (BIPP HUB). She stated she interned for him to see what a leadership campaign looked like. Paul won a bare majority of votes in the eighth round, defeating Dimitri Lascaris. The Green Party has a proud tradition of being daring. [32] On September 24, 2020, Paul announced that she had received permission from the Green Party to apply to be a candidate in the October 2020 federal by-election in Toronto Centre.[4]. Annamie Paul, 47, a mother of two, hails her victory in the Green Party primaries as a 'historic moment' Jewish lawyer named first Black woman to lead national party in Canada Annamie Paul… Paul, who is Black and Jewish, took the microphone in an Ottawa art gallery after her win was announced and declared herself the descendant of slaves and an ally of those, such as Indigenous people, who are fighting for justice. Article content OTTAWA — Green Party of Canada members have chosen Toronto’s Annamie Paul as their new leader. [4] She was defeated by Liberal Marci Ien. Paul won the 2020 Green Party of Canada leadership election to replace Elizabeth May. [25][26][27] Aside from providing support, the hub also hosts individual projects including democraciaAbierta, the Spanish language branch of OpenDemocracy,[28] Verificat, a Catalan language news fact-checking service, and the Climate Infrastructure Project. She won 54.53% of votes on the final round of voting, defeating runner-up Dimitri Lascaris and 6 other candidates. [6][7] She attended high school at Toronto's Runnymede Collegiate Institute and holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa and a Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University. New Green Party Leader Annamie Paul holds a press conference alongside Green Party government house leader Elizabeth May in Ottawa on Oct. 5, 2020. [15] Paul converted to Judaism in 2000, the faith of her husband. Annamie Paul wants to build the Green Party of Canada into the most diverse, democratic and daring political party in Canada Green Party of Canada members have chosen Toronto’s Annamie Paul as their new leader. [5], Paul started her involvement with politics early, working as a page in the Ontario Legislature at age 12, and later as a page at the Canadian Senate, and as an Ontario Legislature intern for the Progressive Conservatives and the Liberals in 1996. The annamiepaul.ca social community contains personal opinions, and may not reflect the position of Annamie Paul nor the Green Party of Canada. [29], In 2019, Paul co-created the 1834 Fellowship to train young Black Canadian policy leaders, a project of Operation Black Vote Canada. Paul takes questions from the media in Ottawa on Oct. 3, 2020 (CP/Adrian Wyld) After a year-long contest to replace long-serving leader Elizabeth May, … In adding these new voices to our remarkable existing membership, Canadians will see all the ways that we can make Canadian politics truly inclusive. TORONTO  –  "Along with all Canadians, I am heartened that Anita Quidangen in Toronto, Gloria Lalouz in Montreal, and Gisèle Lévesque in Quebec City received their first doses of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine this morning at University Health Network’s Michener Institute campus in Toronto, Maimonides Geriatric Centre in Montreal and at Saint-Antoine in Quebec City,” said Green … I am voting for Annamie Paul to represent me in Toronto Centre because she is an incredible leader, an empathetic listener, and a person who cares deeply about her neighbours and works tirelessly to support those around her. The Green Party of Canada has a new leader: human rights lawyer Annamie Paul.Paul won the biggest leadership contest the Greens have ever had in … Paul will take over from Elizabeth May, who led the party from 2006 to 2019. … [24], In 2017, Paul co-founded the Barcelona International Public Policy Hub (BIPP HUB), a social enterprise co-work space designed to be a catalyst for international NGOs working on global challenges. Vote Annamie Paul, Green Party Leader, for real representation in Toronto Centre. She stood in the 2019 federal election as the Green Party candidate in Toronto Centre, where she lost to then-Finance Minister Bill Morneau. Elizabeth May (Saanich-Gulf Islands) Paul Manly (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) [19][20] Through the CCPL, Paul ran training sessions across Canada,[21] as well as conferences devoted to participation in elected roles and board appointments. [2][3] Paul ran in the Toronto Centre October 26, 2020 by-election, which was called following the resignation of Bill Morneau. [35][2], In March 2020, she was the first candidate registered to run in the race to be the 9th leader of the Green Party of Canada. © 2020. [10], She was the founder and executive director of the Canadian Centre for Political Leadership from 2001 to 2005 and has worked in civic engagement and international affairs positions, including in political affairs in Canada's Mission to the European Union and in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court. Annamie Paul will break new ground if she wins the Green Party of Canada’s upcoming leadership race: She would be the first Black Jewish person to lead a federal or provincial party in the country. Annamie Paul wins Green Party of Canada Leadership October 03, 2020 OTTAWA – Annamie Paul is the new leader of the Green Party of Canada. [16], In 2001, Paul started the Canadian Centre for Political Leadership (CCPL),[17] whose work was supported by a fellowship from the Echoing Green Foundation[18] and support from the Maytree Foundation. As our campaign kicks off, I am excited for what is to come and eager to get started. Photo by Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS Congratulations, Annamie Paul, leader of the Green Party of Canada! Vote in the Toronto Centre by-election October 26. For official Annamie Paul Leadership Campaign policy please visit the policy and press release sections. Annamie Paul hopes to pick up where Brown left off — and win. It’s about demonstrating to Canadians that there is a better way, and that we get better results when politics belongs to all of us. Annamie Paul, leader of the Green Party of Canada, will join Linda Solomon Wood in conversation on Nov. 12. Paul won a bare majority of votes in the eighth round, defeating Dimitri Lascaris. As the party that puts people first, the Green Party of Canada must never stop innovating. THE TIME IS NOW: Canadian and Global Recognition of the Right to a Healthy Environment. [22][23] Participants in the CCPL's programs went on to achieve those objectives, being appointed and elected to boards and political staff positions. After attending meetings in her local riding for the Liberals and NDP, Paul felt she connected best with the Green party. 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"I'm aware of the historic nature of our campaign, and I would say it is about time," … She is the first Black Canadian and first Jewish woman to be elected leader of a major federal party in Canada. New Green party leader Annamie Paul smiles as she takes questions from the media in Ottawa, Saturday October 3, 2020. Lewis led the NDP from 1971 to 1975. The old style of “winner takes all”, “take it or leave it” political leadership is not working for Canadians. If you are inspired by a vision of the Green Party as the most diverse, democratic and daring political party in Canada, join me and we’ll continue to build it together. While it’s not easy or risk-free to be at the vanguard of public policy, evidence-based innovation is what sets the Green Party apart. 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Here's some background and context. Can we take the lessons learned these past months and use them to create a more resilient, a more just and a more sustainable Canada? [32][33][34] Soon after her nomination, she was appointed to the Green Party's Shadow Cabinet as International Affairs Critic by Elizabeth May, a position she held until February 2020, when she stepped down to enter the leadership race. [40], She is an Action Canada Fellow,[7][41] Echoing Green Fellow,[10] member of the University of Ottawa Common Law Honour Society,[42] alumna of the Government of Canada Recruitment of Policy Leaders Program,[43] and a recipient of the Harry Jerome Award. Let's Rebuild + Reimagine The Green Party has a proud tradition of being daring. Green Party Leader Annamie Paul reacts to the federal government's fiscal update and says that it doesn't go far enough. [36] She called the leadership race, the first one since 2006, an "opportunity for renewal" for the party. 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