It was an honour to run in Toronto Centre in the 2019 federal election, and I am looking forward to running again in the by-election. It is the riding that I was born in, where my mother and grandmother worked as a teacher and front-line worker in the hospitals, and where I ran in the 2019 federal election.
As a candidate for the leadership of the Green Party of Canada, I have sent in my request to run to Federal Council and am awaiting their approval. Several members of the Toronto Centre GPC EDA have reached out to me asking me to run and asking the Federal Council for my approval as their candidate. Given my deep roots in this riding, I am excited to continue growing the Green presence in Toronto Centre, work which has continued full-steam since the last federal election when we tripled the vote. The campaign signs are ready to go, and so am I! The needs of Toronto Centre - affordability, the opioid crisis, housing - were urgent in 2019, and are even more urgent now. It's time for residents of Toronto Centre to have real representation and the voice in Ottawa that they deserve.