The Green Party discusses revoking the membership of leader Annami Paul
Annamy Paul, the leader of the Green Party, has faced challenges to her leadership and now also faces the prospect of losing her party membership.
Several sources told CBC News that the party’s Federal Council discussed the review of Annami Paul’s membership at a meeting late Tuesday night.The source said they could not confirm whether a formal review had been initiated because The Toronto Star first reported.
It is not clear what the cancellation of Paul’s membership will mean to her leadership. According to party regulations, The leader must be a reputable member.
In response to the latest news, a senior Green Party source who supports Paul called the move illegal and undemocratic. Later this month, Paul still faces a vote of no confidence in her leadership.
CBC has contacted the party and Paul himself for comments. Party spokesperson Rosie Emery (Rosie Emery) will only confirm that an emergency meeting was held last night.
“Stop and Stop” Letter
Party code of Conduct It stipulates that “if a party member initiates a lawsuit against the party, the executive director will automatically initiate a party member review.”
As originally reported Montreal Daily, Paul’s lawyer recently sent a stop order to members of the Federal Party Committee. The letter accused a board member of defamation, but no further action was taken. The nature of the so-called comments that triggered this letter is not yet clear.
Members of the Green Party who have undergone membership review have 30 days to prepare their defense and have the right to express their opinions on the party’s Federal Committee. Only a simple majority of federal members (51%) are required to dismiss members, but members who are dismissed can seek help from the party’s appeal committee.
The emergency meeting on Tuesday night immediately followed to show members that the party is consuming cash and Its expenditure exceeds income.
End of membership?
Others questioned whether the party would fund Paul’s campaign in the central district of Toronto. A motion was presented at the Federal Council meeting on June 29 to withhold $250,000 previously earmarked for Paul’s own horse riding.
A senior Green Party source said that some people in the party who are dissatisfied with Paul’s leadership are trying to use backdoor tactics to remove the party’s elected leaders-which the source said is unconstitutional. The source said that this also undermines the legitimacy of the upcoming confidence vote, which should have given party members the final decision on Paul’s future.
Paul was not invited to the emergency meeting on Tuesday night, even though she was a member of the Federal Council.
Paul is expected to face a vote of no confidence in the Federal Council next Tuesday. The vote was triggered after Paul failed to publicly condemn the actions of Paul’s former political adviser Noah Zatzman. Zazman called on party members who criticized Paul’s position on the Middle East issue.
In May, New Brunswick Assemblyman Jenica Atwin spoke out her party’s position In response to the Middle East conflict on Twitter, he called it a “completely inappropriate statement.” Atwin then wrote: “The forced evictions must be ended. I stand with Palestine and condemn the incredible air strikes in Gaza. End apartheid.”
Soon after, Zatzman, the leader’s senior adviser at the time, visited Facebook The Green Party “will work hard to defeat you and bring progress to the climate champions. They are anti-law and support LGBT, support indigenous sovereignty and Zionists!!!” Soon, they asked the leader Annami Paul The call to condemn and dismiss Zatzman is getting louder and louder.
In early June, Atwin Announced that she would join the Liberal Party across borders, Pointed out that the party’s divergence in the Middle East “definitely played a role.”
Nearly a week later, the party’s senior leaders convened an emergency meeting to discuss the issue of Paul’s removal. After the long meeting, CBC learns that Paul has survived try.
Instead, members of the Federal Party Committee chose to issue an ultimatum stating that she must publicly support her remaining Green Party members and “deny” Zatzman. The consequence of failure to comply will be another vote of no confidence on July 20.
Paul has not yet fully complied with the ultimatum publicly.