Expert: Green Party's Annamie Paul survives emergency meeting over leadership

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Published: 16Jun2021

The leadership of the Green Party's Annamie Paul is safe — for now — after party brass decided late Tuesday not to kick-start a process that could have ultimately ousted her as leader of the party. Tuesday night's decision follows a difficult few weeks for the party, which has been ripped apart by internal disputes over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (CBC News)

Here is an expert from McGill University that can provide comment on this issue:

Daniel Béland, James McGill Professor, Department of Political Science and Director, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada

In the latest federal elections, the Green Party won three seats in the House of Commons for the first time in history. Less than two years later, things don’t look so good, as the party’s marred with internal divisions over issues unrelated to the environmental mandate of the party such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. With one of the three Green MPs crossing the floor to join the Liberals, Green leader Annamie Paul is now facing an outright revolt less than a year after assuming office. This does not bode well for the party ahead of the next potential federal campaign, during which both the Liberals and the New Democrats will do their best to sway environmentally-conscious voters.”

Daniel Béland is the Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and a James McGill Professor in the Department of Political Science. He specializes in the fields of Canadian and comparative politics, as well as the study of public policy, including social policy.

daniel.beland [at] mcgill.ca (English, French)

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