Annamie Paul’s low profile isn’t helping the Greens, polls suggest


Annamie Paul made history two months ago when she became the first Black permanent leader of a federal party in Canada — but polls suggest she has yet to make an impact on support for the Green Party she leads. When Elizabeth May resigned as Green leader after the 2019 election, she gave up her spot as the longest-serving leader of any Canadian party with seats in a provincial legislature or the House of Commons. That change at the top doesn’t seem to have registered with the average Canadian. Not yet, at least. When Paul took over the Greens on Oct. 3, the party had the support of 6.1 per cent of Canadians, according to the CBC’s Poll Tracker, an aggregation of all publicly available polling data. Today, support for the Green Party is one-tenth of a percentage point lower — essentially unchanged.

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