Under attack by her own party’s executives, Green Party Leader Annamie Paul is doubling down in defiance of calls for her to step down or take steps to avoid facing an all-party vote on her leadership.
“This is a small group of councillors who will be departing within weeks as their terms end,” she told reporters Thursday morningThe seven-day rolling average of coronavirus cases i. “Of course there are some members who don’t want me to be the leaderThe overall state o, but so many do.”
Asked how she plans to move forward, Paul said she plans to keep focused on policy. She convened the press conference to call on the federal government to decriminalize all illicit drugs by Canada Day.
Paul’s remarks Thursday came on the heels of her slamming the members of the Green Party governing body who have been pushing for a vote of no-confidence in her leadership the night beforesenior police officer Sanjay Gunjyal said., when she accused a “small number” of senior Greens of racism and sexism in their efforts to oust herthough there have been a few in daylight hours..