VICTORIA B.C. – With the closure of its application period on July 27, the B.C. Green Party is pleased to announce that three candidates have been officially approved for the 2020 leadership contest:
The party suspended the leadership contest in March due to the impact of COVID-19. It was resumed earlier this month. Voting in the leadership contest has been opened to registered non-members, known as “supporters”.
“I would like to officially welcome Cam, Kim and Sonia to this race,” said Sat Harwood, Chair of the B.C. Green Party. “It has been a long time coming. I am looking forward to a vibrant competition full of ideas, passion and vision.”
“It is exciting that we are entering the official campaign period of the leadership contest,” interim leader Adam Olsen added. “Three exceptional individuals have come forward to offer members and supporters new direction and leadership. I offer my gratitude to them and their teams for serving our party and embodying the principle of participatory democracy.”
The leadership contest will feature a live debate broadcast online on Tuesday September 1. Voting will take place online or by telephone, using a ranked ballot, from Saturday September 5 to Sunday September 13. Results will be announced on Monday September 14.
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