Former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
Why I'm Voting Green
Human Rights lawyer,
2018 Mayoral Candidate
Some of us traditionally vote Liberal, NDP or Conservative, but this is not the time for party politics. This is the time to elect the right people who have something to offer to bring the political discussion back to what matters to Canadians. Read the Green Party platform, it is informative, progressive and something all Canadians can support.
By electing Annamie Paul you will ensure that there will be a strong progressive female voice included in national political discussions Annamie Paul will compliment and challenge the existing discourse in Canadian politics and force the other parties to move forward with progressive ideas
Former Conservative Party MP & Cabinet Minister
Why I'm Voting Green
Former Liberal Party of Canada Volunteer
and Contestant on the Great Canadian Baking Show!
Why I'm Voting Green
Lifelong NDP Supporter
St. James Town Resident
Why I'm Voting Green
Annamie will bring a fresh perspective and a strong voice to Parliament. As a voter in Toronto Centre, I'm so excited by the idea that my vote will provide voice to hundreds of thousands of people across the country who know and respect Annamie as leader of the Green Party. Additionally, Annamie's connections to the riding and commitment to the constituency work as a Member of Parliament will be very important to people here. I cannot wait to have Annamie as my MP!
Past Strategic Voter
Why I'm Voting Green
St. Lawrence Resident
Forgetting Annamie Paul's experience, which is extensive and incredibly applicable to the job of MP. Forgetting that Annamie Paul is the Leader of the Green Party of Canada, whose values strongly align with my own. I am voting for Annamie Paul to represent me in Toronto Centre because she is an incredible leader, an empathetic listener, and a person who cares deeply about her neighbours and works tirelessly to support those around her.
New Brunswick Green Party
I am very happy to endorse Annamie Paul as the next leader of the Green Party of Canada. Her experience, dedication and education are 2nd to none. But what I believe sets her apart is her willingness to reach out and take an interest in all candidates, both Federal and Provincial. This is huge. I'm confident that as leader, she would bring all levels of Greens together, to betterment of both.
Humber River – Black Creek
When I first met Annamie Paul, she had such a strong presence and engaging personality that given her passion and drive, I immediately knew she would be the perfect Leader for the Green Party to move forward. Long before the position was ever available. Time has only solidified that belief.
2019 Green Candidate
I think Annamie is the right leader at the right time. I was really impressed with her diplomacy, her calmness, her demeanour. She is cool, she’s collected, she’s calm. She’s also happy and low-drama. She’s successfully demonstrated her ability to hold others accountable and challenge them during this campaign, but without doing it in an overly controversial way. That’s a skill, that diplomacy is what we need, and her professional experience shines through.
Green Party of PEI
Annamie is the real deal - the authentic, intelligent, charismatic and inclusive leader that not only the Green Party, but the country needs. For proof of Annamie's leadership capabilities, you need look no further than the national team of volunteers she has attracted to support her leadership bid. She has brought together people of all ages, ethnicities and walks of life from every corner of the country, and fostered leadership within her own team.
New Brunswick Green Party
I have been thoroughly inspired by Annamie's boldness and call to action for our party at the national level. I trust Annamie to bring balance to the conversation of climate action policy, courageous social policy, and economic leadership for Canada.
Former UK Green Party MEP to the European Parliament
Former MEP for Yorkshire & The Humber (UK)
I am proud to endorse Annamie’s bid for the leadership of the Green Party of Canada. I met Annamie last year during the 2019 federal election and was very impressed by her commitment to her community and to public service. She is also a believer in building bridges between greens across borders, something which is ever important due to the global nature of the challenges we face today. I’m excited at the prospect of continuing our work together building the global Green movement.
Annamie Paul embodies the qualities in a leader that the Green Party of Canada needs; experience, intelligence, compassion and grace under pressure. She is the leader who not only can advance the Greens to the next level in Canadian politics, but also can represent Canada to the world diplomatically. This is a pivotal moment in history. Our very existence is at stake and we need a leader who can gather and inspire us to make the bold moves necessary.
New Brunswick Green Party
Annamie Paul believes that we can. She’s given me a voice. I trust her to lead us. Join me in supporting her in becoming the next leader of the Green Party of Canada. Our next Prime Minister needs to hear our voices so that we can work together to heal our nation.
New Brunswick Green Party
Annamie Paul is a woman of conviction, dedication and a true ally.
As a first time candidate for the Green Party, representing Moncton - South, I was able to count on her encouragement as we doubled the support for our party during this past provincial election in our riding.
She has what it takes to lead the Green Party of Canada. She has the education, experience and the drive to move our party forward as more and more Canadians come to realize the benefits of a sustainable economy, embracing diversity and the values of integrity and respect.
New Brunswick Green Party
Annamie Paul is the most progressive minded candidate and I strongly believe that she will move our party forward. She has what it takes to tackle the huge issues like mental health, poverty and a climate emergency. I strongly believe that Annamie as leader will result in a stronger Green Party and a stronger population of Green supporters Canada wide.
Tegan and Sara
Multiple Award-Winning Band
3 Junos, 2 Polaris Prize nominations, a Grammy nomination
Dr. Thomas Trappenberg
Green Party of Nova Scotia
Our Green Party of Canada is entering a new chapter and now is the time to discuss my decision to endorse Annamie. I have attended many zoom meetings, and had many personal conversations with most candidates that have moved me in so many ways. In Annamie's case, I admit that her exceptional education stood out for me (guess the professor always comes through). More than that, she has proven to me that her experience - Advisor in the International Court, Political Officer in Canada’s Mission to the European Union and many other achievements - are much more than titles; they are also a body of experience that she has brought to the leadership debates and uses to develop refreshing ideas for our party and Canada's future. Electing Annamie would be an intentional signal by GPC members, and forge the image of the course that I want us to take as the Green Party of Canada.
Crisis Action, UK
I met Annamie when we worked together at Crisis Action, a leading international NGO working on conflict around the world. Annamie is a natural born leader. She has excellent clarity of thought, strength of judgement, deep integrity and the ambition and abilities to build a better world. She gets things done and takes people with her as she does. She will make an exceptional leader of the Canadian Green Party and politics globally will be richer and better for having her within it.
Order of Canada, Gemini Award Winner, Governor General Performing Arts Award
Actor & Life Coach
Dancer & Performance Maker
I just signed up to be a member of the Green Party so I can vote for Annamie Paul in her bid for leadership of the party. I have never done this before, not for any party, but this is a candidate we MUST hear loud and clear and support her in making socially and environmentally progressive and transformative changes I and I know so many of you are longing to see and need to have happen. Beautiful justice, yes, human x environmental, is possible 🌅
Communications & Engagement Specialist
I am endorsing Annamie Paul to become the next leader of the Green Party of Canada. It’s a no brainer. We need leaders who understand that when we don’t face our shared history, we risk repeating mistakes from the past. We do not need more career politicians who fear radical change because it undermines their positions of power.
Miramichi-Grand Lake New Brunswick
I am endorsing Annamie Paul, candidate for the Green Party Leadership. Annamie brings the lived experience of being a first-generation Canadian, a woman of colour, and hard work to this race. Her early years saw her engaging in rallies, protests, and strikes in defense of the rights of all citizens. Her education and experience more than prepares her for a leadership role and unlike many present leaders of political parties, she had to work very hard to achieve all she has. Her professional work has been focused on international affairs which provides her a great understanding and ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others worldwide. Her awareness of global challenges, as well as her commitment to supporting NGOs, equips her to work effectively with our global counterparts. She has championed diversity for much of her life and can speak to this from her own lived experience. A sense of humour and a sense of fun never go amiss and Annamie brought this to her 2019 run as a Green Candidate for Toronto Centre. As well, she and her campaign workers helped other Green Candidates in their work. There is no question in my mind that this is the type of leadership we need for the Green Party and I look forward to Annamie moving the Federal Green Party forward.
Former Green staff: Canadian & BC elections
Digital Campaigner: European Green Party
Annamie Paul embodies the leadership we need, right when we need it most.
Too often, I see good people on the left in politics and activism recreate colonial approaches that seed division and sabotage the long-term movement.
Annamie has the charisma, vision and experience to lead the crucial work to build cross-movement connections, engage those excluded from environmentalism and activism, inspire those disengaged by inauthentic and hyperpartisan politics and convince the greatest number of people to support the most progressive policies.
Together, we can build the intersectional environmental movement of our dreams.
Winning Ontario Campaign Manager
As the manager of the historic campaign that elected the first Green Party member to provincial parliament in Ontario’s history, I am excited and proud to share my support for Annamie Paul as our next federal leader.
Annamie Paul has the experience, knowledge, values and determination to build a better Canada, one where we will be stronger together through our diversity and differences, and building on the common ground of our values of inclusion, compassion, hard work and getting the job done.
My endorsement is mine alone. While I have worked with many campaigns and candidates, this endorsement is exclusively by and from me. I hope you'll join me in support Annamie Paul as the next leader of the Green Party of Canada.
Green Party of Canada
As one of the earliest Greens involved in the party, I am endorsing Annamie Paul for the leadership. I see in her many of the same qualities that I discovered in Betty [Nickerson] – resourceful, articulate, passionate, eminently qualified and ready for the job. People could see themselves in Betty and more will see themselves in Annamie.
A leader has two faces – one that the public sees and one that the party members see. This means two jobs. The public one is to articulate the Green program and principles that will move us all more safely into the future. The inward one is to find that very difficult piece of middle ground that keeps the most members active and engaged. Negotiation skills, consultation skills, conflict resolution skills – these are things that Annamie has a lifetime of experience doing.
Annamie Paul joined the Green Party for the same reasons that I did. Like me, she has only ever had one political home, the Green Party of Canada, and she is fully committed to its members. I came to know Annamie Paul, first as fellow 2019 Green Party of Canada federal candidates and later as members of the GPC Shadow Cabinet. I know that she is authentic, with the highest standards of professional and political ethics.
Calgary Nose Hill
I joined the Green Party of Canada because I believed in the Green platform and that it reflected progressive social values, diversity, and environmental protection (all of which are deeply important to me.) It was important to me to also be able to show my own children where I stood on issues that will impact their future. I believe the Green Party needs to choose a leader that reflects those values, and I believe Annamie Paul is the perfect leadership candidate in this regard. I believe Annamie has the confidence and capability to move the Green Party forward, and the focus to bring more wonderful and diverse Canadians to our remarkable party. I am delighted to pledge my support for Annamie Paul.
BC Green Party
Annamie would be an excellent leader of the Green Party of Canada. Her priorities of improving the Party’s diversity and of championing a sustainable, equitable recovery from COVID-19 are exactly what we should be focusing on. She has the experience, vision and courage to lead the Party into its next era, and I am proud to support both her and Amita Kuttner’s candidacies.
Annamie is the breath of fresh air our Party needs and her leadership will prove to Canadians that the Green choice is the progressive choice next election.
I’m a British Columbian, born and raised, proud of our beautiful coast and proud of our homegrown Green movement. There may be candidates from our Province in the running, but we need a leader who can fight for us and win. I know Annamie Paul will bring our voices to Ottawa and be our coast’s most formidable protector against the oil and gas lobby.
I have been impressed with Annamie since I first heard her speak. My admiration for her leadership abilities has grown steadily since. I think her focus on 3 D’s – daring, diversity and democracy – is particularly apt and will enable our party to attract the support of many more Canadians. Choosing this engaging, multilingual, woman of colour as our leader is the best decision that Green Party members from coast to coast to coast can make in 2020.
I happily endorse Annamie Paul for leader of the Green Party of Canada. A leader is someone who is brave enough to say what needs to be said. Someone who is willing to roll up their sleeves and do the hard work that so badly needs doing. A great leader projects intelligence with a voice that can energize and inspire people to take charge and join our movement. I trust Annamie to do all of these things and more for the Green Party of Canada.
Annamie has been such a pleasure to work with. When running for the Greens in 2019 Annamie stood out from other candidates. She has an incredible ability to bring people together. I felt her warmth right away as a fellow green candidate. Annamie raises all the people up around her. She knows how to make people feel like they are engaged within the green community. She breathes new life and passion into the party and I am so happy to see her taking this big step towards leadership. I know under her leadership the Green Party of Canada will blossom into a diverse, dynamic force to be reckoned with, and I couldn’t be more excited about it!
Annamie is brilliant and demonstrates integrity and vision. She takes to heart listening to and valuing the voices of all members. She is someone who inspires me with her empathic leadership and her plan to lead the party towards the integration, application and promotion of social and environmental justice throughout the Party and the country.
Scarborough Rouge Park
With great pride I am endorsing Annamie Paul for the leadership of the Green Party. This decision comes with a steadfast confidence in the competence and exceptional nature that Annamie will bring to the role of leader. In a time of great uncertainty, now more then ever, we need the experience, diplomacy and vision that Annamie brings. I enthusiastically support Annamie to lead Greens and Canadians into a more equitable, sustainable and purposeful role on the world stage.
The Green Party’s next leader must be someone with the experience to lead the party into the future, the boldness to champion new and exciting ideas, and the ability to draw many more people into the party.
Annamie fits the bill on all accounts.
Annamie is a leader who gets it.
She has a vision for how to diversify the party, champion evidence-based decision-making and build relationships.
I’ve never seen someone with so much relevant leadership experience who’s so adept at motivating team members.
As a young woman in politics, Annamie and her historic campaign inspire me that we really can make a difference. I am so thrilled to endorse a progressive candidate who is not only intelligent but also caring and kind.
She’ll make Greens everwhere proud as the next leader.
Now more than ever, representation matters, competence matters, and authentic connection with voters matters. While the Green Party of Canada is blessed with amazing candidates for the office of Leader, it is clear to me that no other candidate embodies these attributes in the same way that Annamie Paul does. Only Annamie brings with her to public life her experiences as a black girl, woman, mother, lawyer, diplomat, and Green candidate both here in Canada and abroad, in both official languages, among others. Annamie’s call for greater democracy, diversity, and daring will reinvigorate our Green movement at precisely the right moment, as we all face profound challenges for public health, safe and inclusive public spaces, social justices, and a healthy and sustainable planet for all. I don’t want you to simply vote for Annamie. I expect you to show up, tell your friends, donate, and volunteer. Together we can help transform the political conversation in Canada to one that addresses the real-life challenges faced by all Canadians in the communities that they call home.
Annamie Paul is simply fabulous!
She is competent and confident, experienced and poised for the job.
Smiling yet assertive, she has the right tools and the right disposition to lead the Green Party of Canada into the future.
An infectious, positive personality, wise beyond her years, well connected and empathetic, Annamie is best qualified to showcase what Canadian Greens are all about!
I’m happy to support Annamie Paul’s candidacy as a clear choice for the Green Party leadership. Her personal history combined with her work experience as well as her community involvement make Annamie the best candidate for the long-awaited renewal within the party.
Annamie is a fighter. She is willing to stand up for communities across Canada and demand a just future. From the very first time I spoke with her I could tell she cared deeply about building a better society where no one is left behind.
Annamie has a bold vision of what our country could be and unapologetically advocates for change.
She has the experience, temperament, and dedication required to lead the Green Party to new heights. That is why I am endorsing Annamie Paul for leader.
I am proud to support Annamie Paul for Leader, Green Party of Canada.
Honest, passionate, and decent are a few of the many words to describe Annamie. I met her at Toronto’s Pride Parade when we Greens marched to proclaim our support to my community, the LGBTQ community, and even then I saw a leader in Annamie. We need a leader who can bring people together and create a team who can be ready to govern. I believe Annamie is that leader and I ask you support her leadership with me.
Toronto St. Paul's
I am pleased to endorse Annamie for the leadership of the Green Party of Canada. Annamie was a leading organiser and convener for Greens across the region during the 2019 elections. As a fellow 2019 Toronto Green Candidate, I appreciated this support and her ability to bring people together. I know she will continue this community-building and outreach as leader of our party, and she has my full support.
I endorse Annamie Paul with a full heart. We met during the 2019 Federal election campaign. She is a person of integrity, intellect and humanity. As a volunteer on her campaign, I saw first hand as she dedicated herself fully to supporting and advocating for the folks in Toronto Centre. Annamie is a leader who brings compassion with backbone.