Leadership Contest Applications

Leadership Contest Applications

Welcome to the 2022 Leadership Contest Application section. The Leader’s Job Description, now approved by Federal Council, will be central to this entire process and to you, if you are elected by the members.

Candidate applications and nominations will be reviewed by the LCC. Please apply before 11:59 PM Pacific Time on August 5th, 2022 to be considered. Late applications will not be accepted. All approved Contestants will be announced on August 31, 2022.

Please note that prospective contestants are required to follow Elections Canada Act rules governing leadership contests prior to and during the campaign, as well as the approved Green Party of Canada Leadership Contest Rules. Contestants are also required to abide by the GPC Constitution and the GPC Members Code of Conduct.

Federal Council has appointed three Leadership Contest Arbiters (“LCA”) to provide clarification on the Leadership Contest Rules and make decisions on any concerns regarding alleged violations of the Rules by the Contestants. Any rulings will be published on the Rule Clarification page. Requests for clarification on the rules can be directed to the LCA at this address: lca.contest@greenparty.ca. Suspected violations of the Leadership Contest Rules can be submitted here.

Important Dates

Pre-Campaign Phase

Applications Period: June 28, 2022 - August 5, 2022 (11:59 PM Pacific Time)
Language Testing: July 11 - August 15, 2022
Deadline to Complete Language Testing: August 15, 2022
Deadline to Submit Language Test Results to the LCC: August 15, 2022
Applicants Notified of Approval or Disapproval: August 20, 2022
Approved Applicants who are Party Functionaries: must resign their position within 48 hours and prior to registering with Elections Canada.
Appeals to the Leadership Contest Arbiter: Within 48 hours of notification of application status.
Appeal Results: 7 days from appeal submission date
GPC Certifies Approved Applicants to Election Canada by: August 30th, 2022
Approved Applicants Register with Elections Canada by: August 30, 2022
GPC Announces All Leadership Contestants: August 31, 2022

Campaign Round One

Campaign Round One: August 31, 2022
Contestant Campaigning Begins: August 31, 2022
Mail-in ballot Requests Open: August 31, 2022
Contestants receive a Voters List: September 1, 2022
GPC Publishes Contestants Profiles on the GPC Website: September 2, 2022
Deadline to Become a Member and Vote in Campaign Round One: September 14, 2022
Contestants Receive an Updated Voters List: September 8, 2022
Mail-in ballot Requests Close: October 5, 2022
Campaign Round One Vote Starts: 12:00 PM Eastern Time on October 7, 2022
Campaign Round One Vote Ends: 3:30 PM Eastern Time on October 14, 2022
Campaign Round One Vote Results: 8:00 PM Eastern Time on October 14, 2022

Campaign Round Two

Campaign Round Two: October 14, 2022
Deadline to Become a Member and Vote in Campaign Round Two: October 19, 2022 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Mail-in ballot Requests Open: October 15, 2022
Contestants receive a Final Voters List: October 20, 2022
Mail-in ballot Requests Close: November 10, 2022
Campaign Round Two Online Voting Starts: 12:00 PM Eastern Time on November 12, 2022
Campaign Round Two Online Voting Ends: 3:30 PM Eastern Time on November 19, 2022
Campaign Round Two Vote Results: 8:00 PM Eastern Time on November 19, 2022
Announcing New Leader: 8:00 PM Eastern Time on November 19, 2022
Submit your application questions and your completed Leadership Contest Application form to the Leadership Contest Committee by email: leadership.contest@greenparty.ca