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Green Party leader Paul silent on party demand
OTTAWA – Green Party leader Annamie Paul is refusing to say whether she will repudiate a former adviser, a key demand from her party if she is to avoid a non-confidence vote next month.
Paul faced a move towards a non-confidence vote earlier this week when several members of the party’s federal council, its board of directors, sought to have her removed. The council didn’t move directly toward a vote of non-confidence, but said it would move ahead with the process to remove Paul on July 20, if she didn’t repudiate former advisor Noah Zatzman as well as issue a statement fully supporting the party’s caucus.
Paul said she fully supported the caucus, but said nothing about Zatzman. Asked repeatedly about Zatzman, Paul said she was still considering how to respond to the party’s directive.
The National Post has learned that there were initially six of the party’s 18 councillors pushing for Paul’s removal, two of whom have now resigned. (Postmedia News)