An aerospace engineer living in Halifax has been elected the new leader of the Nova Scotia Green Party.
In a vote held on Saturday, 86 of the 93 party members who voted chose Anthony Edmonds as leader, with Jo-Ann Roberts elected as deputy leader.
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The duo were the only team on the ballot after Richard Zurawski and Nick Hendren pulled out of the race last month.
Voters also had the option of choosing “none of the above” in the electronic voting system.
Edmonds has run as a green candidate in provincial and federal elections, while Roberts, a retired CBC journalist, served as the interim leader of the Green Party of Canada for nearly a year after Elizabeth May resigned.
Edmonds issued a press release Sunday saying that increasing the party’s membership, improving fundraising and rebranding the Green Party’s identity as more than a “single issue party” are among his top priorities.
This Canadian Press report was first published on October 24, 2021.
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