OTTAWA—Elizabeth May was chosen to return as leader of the Green Party of Canada after running on a promise to share the role with Jonathan Pedneault.
After the elimination of the other candidates, May, a long-serving member of Parliament from British Columbia, won the leadership race.
She joined the race committing to name Pedneault as deputy leader, and the two will seek to amend the party’s constitution to allow for an official co−leadership model.
Pedneault, a Montreal-based expert on crisis situations, has investigated abuses in warzones including Afghanistan.
The other co−leadership pair that ran as candidates, non−profit organizers Anna Keenan, who placed second, and Chad Walcott, had argued their fresh faces are what the party needs as it looks to move on from a disappointing result in the 2021 election and turmoil within the ranks.
Sarah Gabrielle Baron and Simon Gnocchini−Messier, who both ran unsuccessfully for the party in past elections, rounded out the roster of candidates.