Greens lower leadership entrance fee amid concerns about fundraising during COVID-19
'We didn’t want to change those goalposts, but we also wanted to take pressure off candidates that may have been already working towards raising that $40,000,' says Green interim leader Jo-Ann Roberts.
Green Party parliamentary leader Elizabeth May, pictured with interim leader Jo-Ann Roberts in Ottawa on Jan. 29, 2020, resigned earlier this year after 14 years at the helm. Ms. Roberts said layoffs during the COVID-19 pandemic pose a difficulty for leadership hopefuls to fundraise, so the party is lowering its entrance fee by $10,000. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade