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Canada Green Party backs its candidate after leader Elizabeth May attends Jody Wilson-Raybould rally

09:45  29 september  2019
09:45  29 september  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

Wilson-Raybould pledges non-partisan approach on issues that affect Canadians

Wilson-Raybould pledges non-partisan approach on issues that affect Canadians VANCOUVER — Political trailblazer Jody Wilson-Raybould committed to pursue truth and change through non-partisan co-operation at a campaign rally in Vancouver tonight — a message that was backed by a guest appearance by Green Leader Elizabeth May. Wilson-Raybould is running as an Independent in one of the most-watched ridings of Vancouver - Granville after leaving the Liberal party over the SNC Lavallin affair. She told the crowd that addressing issues that affect all Canadians, such as climate change, will require "colouring outside party lines.

The Green Party says it stands behind candidate Louise Boutin in Vancouver Granville after party leader Elizabeth May was seen at a rally this month supporting independent candidate Jody Wilson - Raybould . Wilson - Raybould , who was expelled from the Liberal caucus last spring after

Wilson - Raybould has still not made a decision about her political future. She says she has spoken to May numerous times about running for the Greens May is currently the only Green MP in the House of Commons. She says she was delighted to see Wilson - Raybould at the wedding because the two

a group of people looking at each other: Independent candidates Jody Wilson-Raybould, right, and Jane Philpott, centre, and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May hug following an election campaign event for Wilson-Raybould in Vancouver on Wednesday.© Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Independent candidates Jody Wilson-Raybould, right, and Jane Philpott, centre, and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May hug following an election campaign event for Wilson-Raybould in Vancouver on Wednesday. The Green Party says it stands behind candidate Louise Boutin in Vancouver Granville after party leader Elizabeth May was seen at a rally this month supporting independent candidate Jody Wilson-Raybould.

Wilson-Raybould, who was expelled from the Liberal caucus last spring after fallout from the SNC-Lavalin affair, declined to join the Green Party last spring and chose instead to run as an independent.

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Green Party Leader Elizabeth May said today she expects two former Liberal MPs who quit Justin Trudeau's cabinet over the SNC-Lavalin matter will decide whether to join her party by early June. Jody Wilson - Raybould and Jane Philpott resigned and were subsequently kicked out of the Liberal caucus

Jody Wilson - Raybould and Jane Philpott will not run as Green Party candidates in the fall election, CBC News has learned. Sources who spoke to CBC News on condition they remain anonymous said the two former cabinet ministers spoke with Green Party Leader Elizabeth May several times about

May went to the Sept. 18 Vancouver rally for Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott, who is also seeking re-election as an independent. Dubbed as a "night for independent voices," May spoke behind a podium that said "re-elect Jody Wilson-Raybould."

Louise Boutin, the Green Party candidate, is running against Wilson-Raybould. She says she knew May was going to the rally to support someone she considers a longtime friend and she harbours no ill-will against the leader.

"Elizabeth did back Jody because of what happened in Parliament," Boutin said. "She was really distraught and upset about what the prime minister did at the time and she wanted to support her in her run."

'Greens do politics differently'

Boutin said the Green Party's mandate is to have a candidate in every riding and that she feels supported by her party.

May Appears To Endorse Jody Wilson-Raybould At Vancouver Rally

May Appears To Endorse Jody Wilson-Raybould At Vancouver Rally “It’s been a very hard year,” Markham-Stouffville candidate Jane Philpott said as she took the stage in support of fellow independent candidate Jody Wilson-Raybould in Vancouver Wednesday night. “None of us could’ve predicted being here tonight under these circumstances.” Philpott is right — though “hard year” is an understatement. Philpott and Wilson-Raybould have gone from star cabinet ministers under the Trudeau government to party-less independent candidates in this year’s federal election following the SNC-Lavalin affair. But at Wednesday night’s rally at Vancouver’s Hellenic Community Centre, the mood was optimistic for both candidates.

Jody Wilson - Raybould PC QC MP (born March 23, 1971), also known by her initials JWR and by her Kwak’wala name Puglaas, is a Canadian politician and the Independent Member of Parliament for the British Columbia riding of Vancouver Granville.

READ MORE: Green Party Leader Elizabeth May celebrates wedding, Jody Wilson - Raybould contemplates Green run. Last month, Wilson - Raybould said she and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May had spoken about the possibility of her running as a Green candidate in the October

Wilson-Raybould said she was pleased that May attended the rally in support of herself and Philpott.

"I appreciate her support in a lot of the things that I have gone through over the last nine months to a year. But more broadly than that, I appreciate her similar views around creating a less partisan environment in the House of Commons," she said.

In an emailed statement, Green Party press secretary Rosie Emery said the rally was a chance for the Green Party to show how it believes in Wilson-Raybould and Philpott's "non-partisan message."

"The rally was an important opportunity for us to show Greens do politics differently," press secretary Rosie Emery said in an email.

"Both the party and Elizabeth May fully support Louise Boutin's candidacy in Vancouver Granville."

Jane Philpott seeks re-election as independent in Markham-Stouffville .
Both Philpott and Jody Wilson Raybould made headlines when they resigned from cabinet over the Prime Minister's handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair. Both were later removed from the party's caucus.Both Philpott and Jody Wilson Raybould made headlines when they resigned from cabinet over the Prime Minister's handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair. Both were later removed from the party's caucus. The issue, setting a tone for their new campaigns as independents.

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