Green Party congratulates Leader Annamie Paul on historic gains in Toronto Centre by-election

October 26, 2020

OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada congratulates Leader Annamie Paul and her campaign team on running an extraordinary campaign in the Toronto-Centre by-election, despite the challenges of campaigning during a pandemic. Ms. Paul, who made history earlier this month as the first Black person and Jewish woman to be elected as leader of a major party, made considerable gains in the riding, coming in second place with 32.7 per cent of the vote. As the Green Party candidate in the 2019 federal election, Ms. Paul secured seven per cent of the vote.

“Congratulations to Annamie Paul, her campaign team and all the volunteers who worked so hard during this unprecedented campaign,” said Green Party Interim Executive Director Anik Lajoie. “Voters across the country are resonating with the Green message and we will keep building on this momentum.”

Ms. Paul was born in Toronto Centre and has deep roots in the community.

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For more information or to arrange an interview:

Rosie Emery

Press Secretary

613-562-4916×206

rosie.emery@greenparty.ca