Federal Green Party leadership candidates discuss the North

Dr. Courtney Howard, a Yellowknife emergency physician has entered the race to become the federal Green Party leader. (Photo courtesy of William Gagnon)

Candidates competing to become the federal leader of the Green Party are participating in an online town hall discussing the North.

Rylund Johnson, MLA for Yellowknife North, is one of the moderators of the event which will focus on subjects affecting residents of the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut.

The event will take place on Monday evening and will include questions from the public for all nine contenders.

Courtney Howard, a Yellowknife-based emergency room physician, is the only candidate for the leadership position who lives in the North.

The other contenders include Judy N Green of Nova Scotia, Meryam Haddad of Quebec, Amita Kuttner of British Columbia, Dimitri Lascaris of Quebec, David Merner of British Columbia, Glen Murray of Manitoba, Annamie Paul of Ontario and Andrew West of Ontario.

The race will determine who will replace Elizabeth May, who announced she was resigning as federal Green Party leader in November 2019. Jo-Ann Roberts, a former journalist, is the Interim leader, accepting the position upon May’s resignation.

May had been leader since 2006.

The event will take place at 6 p.m. and attendees need to register in advance. 

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