Green Leader Annamie Paul loses bid to become MP for Toronto

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Green Party leader Annie Paul is defeated in the Ontario ride of the Toronto Center.

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It was his third time running for the Downtown Toronto seat, considered a Liberal stronghold.

She lost to former Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau in the 2019 federal election.

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She also failed in the October 2020 by-election, losing to Liberal Marcy Inn, who was re-elected tonight.

The contest took place almost three weeks after Paul won the race for the Green Party leadership.

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Paul says he is disappointed that his bid to win a seat in the House of Commons fell short.

He said voters have decided to elect roughly the same number of MPs from each party, but are more divided and polarised.

Speaking to supporters in Toronto, Paul is calling on lawmakers to work together to heal whatever political wounds were created during the election, as voters clearly want their federal parties to work together. work.

Former party leader Elizabeth May is projected to hold BC riding the Saanich-Gulf Islands, while Mike Morris wins the party’s first federal seat in Ontario at the Kitchener Center.

Paul Manley is following in his BC Nanaimo-Ladysmith ride.

May says that it is up to Anime Paul to decide his own future. Still, she says the Greens will play an important role in the minority government landscape.

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