Inexperienced Celebration members have picked Toronto lawyer Annamie Paul as their subsequent chief, bringing to an in depth the year-long race to interchange Elizabeth Might.
Paul, who’s Black and Jewish, was the perceived frontrunner heading into the ultimate vote as a result of she had raised probably the most cash — $206,000 — and racked up quite a few endorsements from former Inexperienced Celebration candidates.
Paul, who’s the primary everlasting Black chief of a serious federal political social gathering in Canada, assumes the management of a celebration that has been carefully tied to Might for the higher a part of the final 14 years.
Earlier than handing the job to Paul, Might delivered an impassioned plea to Canadians to do extra to deal with the local weather “disaster,” saying the continued combat in opposition to COVID-19 can’t distract from urgent environmental considerations.
Paul, who was born in Canada to Caribbean immigrants, claimed victory with 12,090 votes in opposition to her closest competitor, Dimitri Lascaris, one other lawyer and a self-described radical and “eco-socialist,” who had 10,081 votes after eight rounds of voting.