div id = “”> Green Party Leader Annamie Paul lost her candidacy to win Toronto Center, and although her party’s national support has been drastically reduced from his 2019 results, he still sends at least two MPs in Ottawa.
Leading into fourth place as the recount continued early Tuesday morning, Paul congratulated outgoing Liberal Marci Ien on her re-election, which was called by CBC’s ruling office on Monday.It’s a disappointing result for Paul, who came second in a by-election in 2020 and had banked on victory in the constituency as one of the keys to maintaining his leadership among the Greens.
Speaking to supporters in Toronto on Monday night, Paul said she was “disappointed” with the result but did not speak about her direction for the Greens.
“It’s hard to lose,” she said, thanking her campaign workers, supporters and Greens across the country. She said she was encouraged that there would continue to be strong green representatives in Ottawa.
WATCH | Paul speaks on election night:
Former Chief Elizabeth May won her constituency of Saanich-Gulf Islands, while Paul Manly remained locked in a tight three-way competition early Tuesday in Nanaimo-Ladysmith.
The party won a decisive victory in Kitchener Center, where the CBC ruling office called the race for Mike Morrice. This is the party’s first electoral victory in Ontario and only the second outside British Columbia.
Paul spent most of the campaign in Toronto Center. She’s only gone on a few occasions, including participating in the leaders’ debates, a trip to British Columbia, a trip to Prince Edward Island and another to Kitchener, Ontario.
Running in central Toronto was a “very bold and risky choice,” May told CBC News just before the call for that race.
When asked if she would consider taking over the leadership of the party if Paul were to eventually step down, May was firm: “I’m the old leader, that’s what I stay. “
WATCH | May discusses the green campaign and Paul:
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