OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada confirmed Monday morning that embattled leader Annamie Paul no longer faces a vote of confidence from the political organization’s highest governing body.

In a statement posted online, the party said the “current no-confidence motions” against Paul would no longer be considered by the current green federal council.

Most of the members of that body are being replaced in elections that are in progress and that will conclude on August 11.

The party statement also said that the council will consider “no more” motions of confidence before the next general meeting of the Green Party, which is currently scheduled for August 21.

The statement confirms what sources told the Star Sunday night, and represents a respite from the party’s infighting that has threatened Paul’s leadership just nine months after she was elected to office.

However, the statement did not address whether the party’s top official, Acting CEO Dana Taylor, will go ahead with a review of Paul Green’s membership.

The Star reported last week that the federal council held a closed-door meeting to discuss the status of Paul’s membership, and a party source indicated that Taylor said it would launch a formal review of the leader’s membership at that meeting.

The disclosure raised questions about whether Paul could remain leader during a review, as the Greens’ code of conduct says that a member under review cannot “represent the party in any capacity.”

A senior party source told the Star on Sunday that the review will not happen, but the party has not confirmed it.

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Paul is scheduled to hold a press conference in Toronto on Monday afternoon.



Reference-www.thestar.com

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