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An email exchange shows Green Party leader Elizabeth May was involved in hiring the lawyer who will lead the investigation on allegations of workplace bullying against her and was involved in the process of how the investigation would be conducted. The email obtained by The Hill Times dated Feb. 2, which is between current Green Party president Ken Melamed and one of the accusers Vanessa Brustolin, indicates Mr. Melamed overheard Ms. May (Saanich-Gulf Islands, B.C.) speak with the

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Email exchange shows Green leader May involved in choosing lawyer for her own investigation

By Shruti Shekar      

Former Green Party staffers say they're concerned about Green Party leader Elizabeth May's involvement in the investigation into her own conduct.

Green Party leader Elizabeth May, pictured recently on the Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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