The Telegram (St. John's)

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)

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