Glen Murray is a contestant for Green Party of Canada leadership

OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada has accepted the nomination of Glen Murray as a contestant for the party’s leadership.

The new leader will be chosen at a national convention to be held in Charlottetown P.E.I. in October, replacing Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) who stepped down in November after 13 years in the position.

Glen Murray was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. He attended Concordia University’s School of Community and Public Affairs, majoring in Urban Studies. He moved to Winnipeg in the 1980s to work in communications and lead Canada’s first AIDS clinic. Moved by what he saw in the AIDS epidemic, he ran for public office and served as a City of Winnipeg councillor for nine years, and then as Mayor of Winnipeg for six years. His political life led him to Toronto where, after a time in the private sector, he successfully ran in one of Canada’s most culturally diverse ridings, Toronto Centre, as a Liberal candidate. 

While sitting in the Ontario legislature for eight years he held several portfolios including Minister of the Environment. Glen is currently the Chief Innovation Officer for Winnipeg’s Sustainable Technologies and Emerge Knowledge, a leader in circular economy information technology.

All Green Party of Canada members in good standing are eligible to vote in the leadership election. For more information on contestants, contest rules and how and when to vote, go to Green Party Leadership.

When sharing information about Glen Murray, please note that he identifies as male, and uses he/him pronouns.

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