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Elizabeth May Steps Down as Canadas Green Party Leader

Green Party leader Elizabeth May speaks to reporters during a press conference following the first federal leaders debate of the 2015 Canadian election campaign in Toronto, Aug. 6, 2015. (Geoff Robins/AFP via Getty Images)

Green Party leader Elizabeth May speaks to reporters during a press conference following the first federal leaders debate of the 2015 Canadian election campaign in Toronto, Aug. 6, 2015. (Geoff Robins/AFP via Getty Images)

OTTAWA—Elizabeth May says she is no longer the leader of the federal Green party.

May told a news conference on Parliament Hill on Nov. 4 that shes stepping down as leader effective immediately, and appointing deputy leader Jo−Ann Roberts as her successor.

May, 65, says she promised her daughter three years ago that the 2019 election would be her last as the party leader—though not necessarily her last as an MP.

Roberts is a former New Brunswick CBC journalist who ran unsuccessfully for the Greens in Halifax in the recent federal election.

The fact that neither of the other two Green MPs elected last month—Jenica Atwin in Fredericton and Vancouver Islands Paul MaRead More – Source

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